Global Monetary Governance / Edition 1

Global Monetary Governance / Edition 1

by Benjamin J. Cohen
     
 

ISBN-10: 041577313X

ISBN-13: 9780415773133

Pub. Date: 12/22/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Benjamin J. Cohen has been one of the most original and influential writers on international political economy. This book provides an overview of his contribution to the field, grouped around the central theme of global monetary governance.

The book is divided into three sections:

  • challenges to systemic governance - examines the challenge of

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Overview

Benjamin J. Cohen has been one of the most original and influential writers on international political economy. This book provides an overview of his contribution to the field, grouped around the central theme of global monetary governance.

The book is divided into three sections:

  • challenges to systemic governance - examines the challenge of governance of the international monetary system looking at such crucial issues as monetary reform, the growth of capital markets and financial globalization
  • dealing with financial crisis – looks at efforts to deal effectively with financial crises, analyzing the relationships between governments and banks in the management of international debt problems and the case for capital controls. There are case studies of the Asian financial crisis and several other key instances of instability in world markets
  • the new geography of money – analyzes the crisis of legitimacy created by a global system where governing authority is exercised now more by market forces than by sovereign states. It explores the geopolitical implications of the competition between the two most widely used currencies in the world today, the US dollar and the Euro and spells out the main implications for policy makers.

The concluding chapters evaluate the merits and prospects for the two most widely discussed policy alternatives available to governments responsible for the world’s many less competitive currencies – dollarization or monetary union.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415773133
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/22/2007
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Part 1: Challenges to Systemic Governance 2. The Political Economy of Monetary Reform Today 3. Balance-of-Payments Financing: Evolution of a Regime 4. The Triad and the Unholy Trinity: Lessons for the Pacific Region 5. Phoenix Risen: The Resurrection of Global Finance Part 2: Dealing with Financial Crisis 6. International Debt and Linkage Strategies: Some Foreign-Policy Implications for the United States 7. Developing-Country Debt: A Middle Way 8. Taming the Phoenix: Monetary Governance after the Crisis 9. Capital Controls: The Neglected Option Part 3: The New Geography of Money 10. The New Geography of Money 11. Monetary Governance in a World of Regional Currencies 12. The Geopolitics of Currencies and the Future of the International System 13. Dollarization: Pros and Cons 14. Are Monetary Unions Inevitable?

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