Titel: Future of Money
Autor/en: Benjamin J. Cohen
Princeton University Press
Januar 2006 - kartoniert
"Jerry Cohen is without peer as a scholar working at the crossroads of international economics and international relations. Here is the definitive book on the contemporary and likely future politics of global money. Well researched and well written, it provides a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of international monetary relations. Specialists will discover original and iconoclastic insights. Undergraduate and graduate students will find an exceptionally clear and accessible presentation of an important and multifaceted subject. Practitioners will benefit from provocative and convincing forecasts. Highly recommended."--Louis W. Pauly, Canada Research Chair and Director, Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto"Cohen knows both economics and political science intimately and fuses them skillfully. "The Future of Money" is both a definitive analytical survey of the money question today and a judicious synthesis of the increasingly complex challenges facing policymakers in a globalizing world. Whether dealing with the fashion for dollarization, real world examples of how governments-from the leading currency countries to the most powerless-have tried to cope, or the growing impact of private market actors, electronic currencies, and the like, Cohen demonstrates a mastery of both empirical detail and theoretical analysis. And the book is full of common sense, too."--Philip Cerny, University of Manchester"Benjamin J. Cohen's third major work on the political economy of international monetary affairs addresses another major issue confronting the international community: how to stabilize and govern an international monetary system composed of severalcompeting national currencies. Professor Cohen presents and analyzes a number of mechanisms available to the international community to prevent monetary collapse and anarchy. However, as he emphasizes, the choice of a stabilizing mechanism rests on the political as well as econom
List of Illustrations ix Acknowledgments xi Introduction xiii Abbreviations xxi One: The Changing Geography of Money 1 Two: Four Directions 33 Appendix: Tables 62 Three: Life at the Peak 67 Four: The Art of Surviva l99 Five: Follow the Leader 123 Six: Hanging Together 153 Seven: New Frontiers 179 Eight: Governing the New Geography 203 Notes 223 References 247 Index 285
Benjamin J. Cohen is Louis G. Lancaster Professor of International Political Economy at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of nine previous books, including "Organizing the World's Money, In Whose Interest?", and "The Geography of Money".
"An informative discussion of various currency arrangements, from exclusive reliance on a national currency to bimonetarism to the adoption of foreign currency as official legal tender, touching on both academic and practical arguments for each."--Richard N. Cooper, Foreign Affairs "Cohen has produced yet another excellent volume on the political economy of international monetary affairs... Like most of Cohen?s scholarship, [this book] displays the author?s remarkable facility with the vast breadth of issues, theories, puzzles, and esoterica associated with monetary matters, as well as a confident command of monetary policy and history."--Jonathan Kirshner, Perspectives on Politics