Antitrust and Global Capitalism, 1930-2004 by Tony A. Freyer, Tony Allan Freyer | | 9780521817882 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
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Antitrust and Global Capitalism, 1930-2004

by Tony A. Freyer, Tony Allan Freyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521817889

ISBN-13: 9780521817882

Pub. Date: 07/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The international spread of antitrust suggested the historical process shaping global capitalism. By the 1930s, Americans feared that big business exceeded the government's capacity to impose accountability, engendering the most aggressive antitrust campaign in history. Meanwhile, big business had emerged to varying degrees in liberal Britain, Australia, and France

Overview

The international spread of antitrust suggested the historical process shaping global capitalism. By the 1930s, Americans feared that big business exceeded the government's capacity to impose accountability, engendering the most aggressive antitrust campaign in history. Meanwhile, big business had emerged to varying degrees in liberal Britain, Australia, and France; Nazi Germany; and militarist Japan. These same nations nonetheless expressly rejected American-style antitrust as unsuited to their cultures and institutions. After World War II, however, governments in these nations - as well as the European Community - adopted workable antitrust regimes. By the millennium, antitrust was instrumental to the clash between state sovereignty and globalization. What ideological and institutional factors explain the global change from opposing to supporting antitrust? Addressing this question, this book throws new light on the struggle over liberal capitalism during the Great Depression and World War II, the postwar Allied occupations of Japan and Germany, the reaction against American big-business hegemony during the Cold War, and the clash over globalization and the WTO.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521817882
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2006
Series:
Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society Series
Pages:
437
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

1 Reconstituting American Antitrust, 1937-1945 8

2 Protectionism over Competition: Europe, Australia, and Japan, 1930-1945 60

3 American Antitrust since 1945 102

4 Japanese Antitrust since 1945 160

5 Antitrust in Postwar European Social Welfare Capitalism 245

6 Antitrust Resurgence and Social Welfare Capitalism in Postwar Australia 315

Conclusion 393

Index 407

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