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The Cash Nexus

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Conventional wisdom has long claimed that economic change is the prime mover of political change, whether in the age of industry or Internet. But is it? Ferguson thinks it is high time we re-examined the link-the nexus, in Thomas Carlyle's phrase-between economics and politics. His central argument is that the conflicting impulses of sex, violence, and power are together more powerful than money. Among Ferguson's startling claims are: · Nothing has done more to transform the world economy than war, yet wars themselves do not have primarily economic causes. · The present age of economic globalization is coinciding-paradoxically-with political and military fragmentation. · Financial crises are frequently caused by unforeseen political events rather than economic fluctuations. · The relationship between prosperity and government popularity is largely illusory. · Since political and economic liberalization are not self-perpetuating, the so-called triumph of democracy worldwide may be short-lived. · A bold synthesis of political history and modern economic theory, Cash Nexus will transform the landscape of modern history and draw challenging conclusions about the prospects of both capitalism and democracy.

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Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson offers a radical new history of the links between politics and economics, drawing unsettling conclusions about the future of capitalism and democracy.

Synopsis:

Ferguson thinks it is high time society reexamined the link between economics and politics. A bold synthesis of political history and modern economic theory, "The Cash Nexus" will transform the landscape of modern history and draw challenging conclusions about the prospects of both capitalism and democracy.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 491-532) and index.

About the Author

Niall Ferguson is Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Jesus College, Oxford. He is the author of Paper and Iron, The House of Rothschilds, and The Pity of War ). He writes regularly for the Times Literary Supplement, and lives in Oxford.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465023264
Author:
Ferguson, Niall
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
Economics
Subject:
Monetary policy
Subject:
Money
Subject:
Finance, public
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Modern - General
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
01-2047
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 28 oz

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Business » History and Biographies
History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » Eastern Europe

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Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson offers a radical new history of the links between politics and economics, drawing unsettling conclusions about the future of capitalism and democracy.
"Synopsis" by , Ferguson thinks it is high time society reexamined the link between economics and politics. A bold synthesis of political history and modern economic theory, "The Cash Nexus" will transform the landscape of modern history and draw challenging conclusions about the prospects of both capitalism and democracy.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 491-532) and index.
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