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Foreword by Paul Kennedy Preface Prologue: Into the Twentieth Century From mercantilism to free trade From silver to gold Threats to the global order Last Best Years of the Golden Age, 1896/1914 1. Global Capitalism Triumphant The gold standard reaffirmed Specialization and growth Globalism affirmed 2. Defenders of the Global Economy Intellectual support for the golden age Nathan Mayer Rothschild, 1840/1915 The free traders Supporters of the golden pillars Global networks for a global economy The international migration of capital and people Globalization dominant 3. Success Stories of the Golden Age Britain overtaken New technologies and the new industrialism Protecting the infant industries The areas of recent settlement Growth in the tropics Heckscher and Ohlin interpret the golden age 4. Failures of Development King Leopold and the Congo Colonialism and underdevelopment Misrule and underdevelopment Stagnation in Asia Stagnation on the plantation Obstacles to development 5. Problems of the Global Economy Free trade or fair trade? Winners and losers from trade Silver threats among the gold Labor and the classical order The Gilded Age tarnished? Things Fall Apart, 1914/1939 6. "All That Is Solid Melts into Air . . ." Economic consequences of the Great War Europe rebuilds The twenties roar America in isolation A world restored? Into the void 7. The World of Tomorrow The new industries The new corporations The new multinational enterprises Down on the farm New societies Advances and retreats 8. The Established Order Collapses The end of the boom Gold and the crisis Out of the darkness Out with the old . . . 9. The Turn to Autarky Semi-industrial self-sufficiency Schacht and the Nazis rebuild Germany Autarkic economic policies Europe swings to the right Socialism in one country Development turns inward The autarkic alternative 10. Building a Social Democracy Swedish and American roads to social democracy Keynes and social democracy Labor, capital, and social democracy Social democracy and international cooperation From the ashes Together Again, 1939/1973 11. Reconstruction East and West The United States leads the way The immediate task Dean Acheson, present at the creation The United States and European reconstruction The Soviet Union builds a bloc Two syntheses 12. The Bretton Woods System in Action Postwar growth accelerates Jean Monnet and a United States of Europe Bretton Woods in trade The Bretton Woods monetary order in practice International investment under Bretton Woods Bretton Woods and the welfare state The success of Bretton Woods 13. Decolonization and Development Import-substituting industrialization The rush to independence ISI in theory and practice Nehru leads India to industrialization The Third World embraces ISI The modern spread of industry 14. Socialism in Many Countries The socialist world expands The socialist world divides The Chinese road Socialism in the Third World A socialist future? 15. The End of Bretton Woods The compromises unravel Challenges to trade and investment Crises of import substitution Socialism stagnates End of an era Globalization, 1973/2000 16. Crisis and Change Oil and other shocks The Volcker shock Globalism triumphant Regionalism and globalism Global finance and national financial crises 17. Globalizers Victorious New technologies, new ideas Globalizing interests George Soros makes markets Trade unblocked 18. Countries Catch Up Global production and national specialization Export-led growth on the edge of Europe and Asia East Asian and Latin American followers The Marxist sociologist takes power Eastern Europe joins the West A new international division of labor 19. Countries Fall Behind Reform and transition disappointed Developmental disasters The Zambian road African catastrophe Plague, destitution, and desperation 20. Global Capitalism Troubled Financial fragility and the unholy trinity "The three scariest words" Global markets: ungoverned or unwanted? Conclusion A Note on Data and Sources Acknowledgments Notes References Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
International economic relations -- History -- 20th century.
Capitalism -- History -- 20th century.
Globalization -- Economic aspects -- History -- 20th century.
International finance -- History -- 20th century.
Economic history -- 20th century.