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The Architects of Austerity

Aaron Major

in Architects of Austerity: International Finance and the Politics of Growth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788342
eISBN:
9780804790734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788342.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter develops a historical account of the emergence of an international architecture of austerity in the late Bretton Woods era. These developments were critical for redistributing ... More


Guns, Butter, and Gold

Aaron Major

in Architects of Austerity: International Finance and the Politics of Growth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788342
eISBN:
9780804790734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788342.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter explores the complexities of international monetary power in the late postwar period by looking at the rise and fall of the Great Society, which was followed shortly by the demise of the ... More


Globalization, Coercion, and the Resiliency of Austerity

Aaron Major

in Architects of Austerity: International Finance and the Politics of Growth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788342
eISBN:
9780804790734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788342.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter tells the story of international institutional from the 1970s forward. While the existing scholarship highlights processes of financial market liberalization in this period, this chapter ... More


The World Bank and Development

in The Political Economy of the World Bank: The Early Years

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760652
eISBN:
9780804770798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760652.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines the early years of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), commonly known as the World Bank, in the 1940s and the 1950s. It explains that the IBRD was ... More


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