The foundations of world-wide economic integration : power, institutions, and global markets, 1850-1930

DEJUNG, Christof and PETERSSON, Niels (2013). The foundations of world-wide economic integration : power, institutions, and global markets, 1850-1930. Cambridge Studies in the Emergence of Global Enterprise . Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

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Abstract

The essays in this volume discuss the worldwide economic integration between 1850 and 1930, challenging the popular description of the period after 1918 as one of mere deglobalisation. The authors posit that markets were not only places of material exchange, but also socially structured entities, shaped by the agency of individual actors and by complex structures of political and economic power. Economic transactions were supported by an array of different institutions, ranging from formalized regulations to informal relations of personal trust. They argue that these networks were strong enough to prosper even through and after World War I, in a political climate often hostile to foreign trade. The Foundations of Worldwide Economic Integration shows that institutionalism altered its shape in the face of circumstances that increasingly challenged international trade. By presenting case studies from various countries, this book offers a fresh perspective on crucial periods of economic globalisation.

Item Type: Edited Book
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Humanities Research Centre
Depositing User: Kate Wallace
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2013 09:35
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2013 09:35
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7222

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