States vs. Markets

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States versus Markets focuses on the struggles of states as they deal with changing world markets and try to influence the international political economy in ways that serve their own interests. Professor Schwartz argues that the stability and successful state intervention in markets that characterized the post-World War II period were not normal, but were in fact a dramatic departure from the typical processes of the global economy. He points out that the current global economy increasingly resembles that of the...
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Overview

States versus Markets focuses on the struggles of states as they deal with changing world markets and try to influence the international political economy in ways that serve their own interests. Professor Schwartz argues that the stability and successful state intervention in markets that characterized the post-World War II period were not normal, but were in fact a dramatic departure from the typical processes of the global economy. He points out that the current global economy increasingly resembles that of the nineteenth century, when market pressures tended to overwhelm state policies.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312102715
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/28/1994
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Figures and Tables
Ch. 1 The Rise of the Modern State: From Street Gangs to Mafias 10
Ch. 2 States, Markets, and the Origins of International Inequality 43
Ch. 3 Economic and Hegemonic Cycles 65
Ch. 4 The Industrial Revolution and Late Development 83
Ch. 5 Agricultural Exporters and the Search for Labor 110
Ch. 6 Agriculture-Led Growth and Crisis in the Periphery: Ricardian Success, Ricardian Failure 130
Ch. 7 Foreign Debt, Hegemony, and the Gold Standard 148
Ch. 8 The Collapse of the Nineteenth-Century Economy: The Erosion of Hegemony? 172
Ch. 9 The Depression, U.S. Domestic Politics, and the Foundation of the Post-World War II System 205
Ch. 10 International Money and Domestic Politics 220
Ch. 11 Transnational Firms: The United States versus Europe, Japan versus the United States 240
Ch. 12 Industrialization in the Old Agricultural Periphery: The Rise of the Newly Industrialized Countries 259
Ch. 13 Trade, Protection, and Renewed Von Thunenization 280
Ch. 14 U.S. Hegemony: Declining from Below? 302
Ch. 15 U.S. Hegemony: Declining from the Top Down? 321
Index 338
About the Author 352
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