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Gold, Dollars, and Power: The Politics of International Monetary Relations, 1958-1971

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How are we to understand the politics of international monetary relations since the end of World War II? Exploiting recently declassified documents from both the United States and Europe and employing economic analysis and international relations theory, Francis Gavin offers a compelling reassessment of the Bretton Woods system of fixed exchange rates and dollar-gold convertibility.

Gavin demonstrates that, contrary to the conventional wisdom, Bretton Woods was a highly politicized system that was prone to crisis and required constant intervention and controls to continue functioning. More important, postwar monetary relations were not a salve to political tensions, as is often contended. In fact, the politicization of the global payments system allowed nations to use monetary coercion to achieve political and security ends, causing deep conflicts within the Western Alliance. For the first time, Gavin reveals how these rifts dramatically affected U.S. political and military strategy during a dangerous period of the Cold War.

About the Author

Francis J. Gavin is Tom Slick Professor of International Affairs and director of studies for the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin. He is editor of The New York Times Twentieth Century in Review: The Cold War and coeditor of The Presidential Recordings: John F. Kennedy: The Great Crises, volumes 1-2.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807859001
Author:
Gavin, Francis J.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
International - Economics
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Economic Policy
Subject:
U.S. foreign economic policy; balance of payments deficit; American Treasury; international monetary system; domestic economic policy; Western Alliance; nuclear strategy; international trade negotiations; U.S. investment in Europe; Bretton Woods Internati
Subject:
U.S. foreign economic policy; balance of payments deficit; American Treasury; international monetary system; domestic economic policy; Western Alliance; nuclear strategy; international trade negotiations; U.S. investment in Europe; Bretton Woods Internati
Subject:
U.S. foreign economic policy; balance of payments deficit; American Treasury; international monetary system; domestic economic policy; Western Alliance; nuclear strategy; international trade negotiations; U.S. investment in Europe; Bretton Woods Internati
Subject:
U.S. foreign economic policy; balance of payments deficit; American Treasury; international monetary system; domestic economic policy; Western A
Subject:
lliance; nuclear strategy; international trade negotiations; U.S. investment in Europe; Bretton Woods International Monetary System; international relations; diplomatic policy; Cold War
Subject:
U.S. foreign economic policy; balance of payments deficit; American Treasury; international monetary system; domestic economic policy; Western Alliance; nuclear strategy; international trade negotiations; U.S. investment in Europe; Bretton Woods Internati
Subject:
U.S. foreign economic policy; balance of payments deficit; American Treasury; international monetary system; domestic economic policy; Western Alliance; nuclear strategy; international trade negotiations; U.S. investment in Europe; Bretton Woods Internati
Subject:
U.S. foreign economic policy; balance of payments deficit; American Treasury; international monetary system; domestic economic policy; Western Alliance; nuclear strategy; international trade negotiations; U.S. investment in Europe; Bretton Woods Internati
Subject:
U.S. foreign economic policy; balance of payments deficit; American Treasury; international monetary system; domestic economic policy; Western Alliance; nuclear strategy; international trade negotiations; U.S. investment in Europe; Bretton Woods Internati
Subject:
U.S. foreign economic policy; balance of payments deficit; American Treasury; international monetary system; domestic economic policy; Western Alliance; nuclear strategy; international trade negotiations; U.S. investment in Europe; Bretton Woods Internati
Subject:
U.S. foreign economic policy
Subject:
balance of payments deficit
Subject:
American Treasury
Subject:
international monetary system
Subject:
domestic economic policy
Subject:
Western Alliance
Subject:
nuclear strategy
Subject:
international trade negotiations
Subject:
U.S. investment in Europe
Subject:
Bretton Woods International Monetary System
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
diplomatic policy
Subject:
Cold war
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Subject:
American Tre
Subject:
asury
Subject:
international monetary sy
Subject:
Stem
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
New Cold War History
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, 13 illus., 9 tables
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9.25 x 13 in

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