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The Resource Gold, dollars, and power : the politics of international monetary relations, 1958-1971, Francis J. Gavin

Gold, dollars, and power : the politics of international monetary relations, 1958-1971, Francis J. Gavin

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Gold, dollars, and power : the politics of international monetary relations, 1958-1971
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Gold, dollars, and power
Title remainder
the politics of international monetary relations, 1958-1971
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Francis J. Gavin
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Politics of international monetary relations, 1958-1971
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eng
Summary
  • How are we to understand the politics of international monetary relations since the end of World War II? Exploiting recently declassified documents from both the United States and Europe and employing economic analysis and international relations theory, Francis Gavin offers a compelling reassessment of the Bretton Woods system of fixed exchange rates and dollargold convertibility. The conventional wisdom credits enlightened Anglo-American leadership for creating and nurturing Bretton Woods, which promoted cooperation and stability over national interest and the whims of the market. Standard accounts argue that this system played a key role in stabilizing great power politics during the postwar period, especially within the Western Alliance, as rules and institutions promoted interdependence and eliminated self-interested economic competition that policymakers believed had sparked conflict in the past
  • Gavin demonstrates that Bretton Woods was in fact a highly politicized system that was prone to crisis and required constant intervention and controls to continue functioning. More important, postwar monetary relations were not a salve to political tensions, as is often contended. International monetary concerns often spilled over into political and security disputes. Furthermore, the politicization of the global payments system ailowed nations to use monetary coercion to achieve political and security ends, causing deep conflicts within the Western Alliance. For the first time, Gavin reveals how these rifts dramatically affected U.S. political and military strategy during a dangerous period of the Cold War. Key issues, including the defense of Western Europe, the political status of Germany, the nuclear question, the shape of European integration, and the Franco-American relationship, were influenced, often negatively, by political pressures created by flawed postwar monetary arrangements. In the process, Gavin challenges the conventional wisdom regarding the nature of U.S. economic, strategic, and diplomatic policy during this crucial period of the Cold War. His book offers a sharp caution to those who argue that a new Bretton Woods-type system is needed today to prevent monetary chaos from under-mining international peace and security
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Gavin, Francis J
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illustrations
Index
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LC call number
HG3881
LC item number
.G315 2004
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non fiction
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bibliography
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New Cold War history
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  • International finance
  • Gold
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Gold, dollars, and power : the politics of international monetary relations, 1958-1971, Francis J. Gavin
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-258) and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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Contents
  • The
  • Gold Battles within the Cold War: Kennedy's International Monetary Policy
  • p. 59.
  • 4.
  • Reform, Restrictions, or Redeployments?: The Balance of Payments and the Franco-German Revolt, 1963
  • p. 89.
  • 5.
  • LBJ Takes Over: Battles with de Gaulle and Proposals for Reform, 1964-1966
  • p. 117.
  • 6.
  • 1.
  • Defend Europe or the Dollar?: Money and Security, 1964-1967
  • p. 135.
  • 7.
  • The
  • End of Bretton Woods: The Devaluation of Sterling and the 1968 Gold Crisis
  • p. 165.
  • 8.
  • Nixon and the New Era in Global Monetary Relations
  • p. 187.
  • Conclusion. No Way to Build an Empire
  • Bretton Woods and Postwar International Monetary Relations
  • p. 197.
  • Appendix A.
  • Analyzing the Numbers: Breaking Down the U.S. Balance of Payments for 1960-1961
  • p. 203
  • p. 17.
  • 2.
  • The
  • Costs of Commitment: Eisenhower, Europe, and the American Balance-of-Payments Crisis
  • p. 33.
  • 3.
Control code
52347539
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780807828236
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003012092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Gold, dollars, and power : the politics of international monetary relations, 1958-1971, Francis J. Gavin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • Gold Battles within the Cold War: Kennedy's International Monetary Policy
  • p. 59.
  • 4.
  • Reform, Restrictions, or Redeployments?: The Balance of Payments and the Franco-German Revolt, 1963
  • p. 89.
  • 5.
  • LBJ Takes Over: Battles with de Gaulle and Proposals for Reform, 1964-1966
  • p. 117.
  • 6.
  • 1.
  • Defend Europe or the Dollar?: Money and Security, 1964-1967
  • p. 135.
  • 7.
  • The
  • End of Bretton Woods: The Devaluation of Sterling and the 1968 Gold Crisis
  • p. 165.
  • 8.
  • Nixon and the New Era in Global Monetary Relations
  • p. 187.
  • Conclusion. No Way to Build an Empire
  • Bretton Woods and Postwar International Monetary Relations
  • p. 197.
  • Appendix A.
  • Analyzing the Numbers: Breaking Down the U.S. Balance of Payments for 1960-1961
  • p. 203
  • p. 17.
  • 2.
  • The
  • Costs of Commitment: Eisenhower, Europe, and the American Balance-of-Payments Crisis
  • p. 33.
  • 3.
Control code
52347539
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780807828236
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003012092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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