Global Political Economy by Theodore H. Cohn

By Theodore H. Cohn

Praised for its authoritative insurance, Global Political Economy locations the examine of IPE in its broadest theoretical context.


This textual content not just is helping scholars comprehend the basics of the way the worldwide economic system works but in addition encourages them to take advantage of conception to extra realize the connections among key factor components like exchange and improvement. Written by way of a number one IPE student, Global Political Economy both emphasizes thought and perform to supply a framework for reading present occasions and long term advancements within the international economy.

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By a large group of nations to shape and control their economic relations,”1 only a small number of states had a critical role in the process. S. Treasury and John Maynard Keynes of Britain. Although French delegates were at the conference, France was still occupied by Germany; and Germany, Italy, and Japan as enemy states were not represented. Despite some basic differences of outlook, the Western DCs generally agreed on the postwar institutional order. Above all, they wanted to avoid a repetition of the interwar period experiences, when exchange controls and trade protectionism contributed to the 1930s Great Depression and World War II.

S. Constitution gives Congress the authority to regulate foreign commerce, but as a large unwieldy body, Congress could not resist constituent demands for protectionism from special interests. S. S. Congress passed the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act (RTAA) in 1934. The RTAA delegated tariff-setting authority to the president, who could resist special interest pressures and negotiate tariff reductions more effectively than Congress. S. ”15 Although the RTAA agreements resulted in a substantial reduction of some tariffs, tariff rates were so high in the early 1930s that the agreements were not sufficient to stem the forces of protectionism.

A decrease in Britain’s productivity Global Economic Relations Before World War II 21 relative to the United States and Germany made it less competitive in trade and less able to serve as a market for other countries’ exports. S. S. and German productivity through investment in industrial production and infrastructure such as railroads and canals, and the two countries built up their infant industries through protectionist policies that limited imports. S. 1 percent. 10 However, Britain continued to dominate in international finance.

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