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Building Constituencies for the Bretton Woods Framework: Banks, Big Business, and the Cold War Coalition

Kathryn C. Lavelle

in Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765348
eISBN:
9780199918959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765348.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the building stage of the relationships among Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank, along with their domestic constituencies in American politics. The exogenous change that ... More


The anatomy of an insurgency

Harry Blutstein

in The Ascent of Globalisation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992897
eISBN:
9781526104311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992897.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

With the temperament of an insurgent, Walter Wriston used his position as head of CitiBank to bypass many of the Depression era regulations, helping free bankers in the US and around the world. IN ... More


Yet more banks are involved

Oonagh McDonald

in Holding bankers to account: A decade of market manipulation, regulatory failures and regulatory reforms

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526119438
eISBN:
9781526144577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119438.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter sets out the ways in which other banks manipulated LIBOR, using the same techniques and for the same reasons. As the Final Notice to UBS makes clear, the methods used were due in large ... More


Mag Stripe

David L. Stearns

in Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035750
eISBN:
9780262338332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035750.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The plastic card is likely the most ubiquitous non-cash payment technology. It has been around since the mid-20th century, but may soon be obsolete. A key component of how plastic payment cards work ... More


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