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De Gaulle's Challenge to America's Hegemony, 1962–1969

Geir Lundestad

in The United States and Western Europe Since 1945: From "Empire" by Invitation to Transatlantic Drift

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266685
eISBN:
9780191601057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266689.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The whole of this chapter is devoted to various aspects of de Gaulle's (and France's) challenge to US hegemony in the years 1962–1969. The account starts in 1962, rather than in 1958 when the general ... More


Round Up the Usual Suspects!: Globalization, Domestic Politics, and Welfare State Change

Herman Schwartz

in The New Politics of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297567
eISBN:
9780191600104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297564.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The first of three chapters on the sources of pressure on contemporary national welfare states, all of which seek to show how examining the sources of strain carries implications for identifying who ... More


Productivity and Skill Change

Edward N. Wolff

in Does Education Really Help?: Skill, Work, and Inequality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189964
eISBN:
9780199850792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189964.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter focuses on the third of the book's four paradoxes. It looks at the relationship of skills, education, and computerization to productivity growth and other indicators of technological ... More


The Industrialists: How the National Association of Manufacturers Shaped American Capitalism

Jennifer A. Delton

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691167862
eISBN:
9780691203324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167862.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Founded in 1895, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) helped make manufacturing the basis of the US economy and a major source of jobs in the twentieth century. This book traces the ... More


The United States and Europe: seeking common ground

Ambassador David L. Aaron

in Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation: Legal Problems and Political Prospects

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298922
eISBN:
9780191685545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298922.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

It may be easier for governments to commit in general terms to bilateral and multilateral cooperation than to defuse actual regulatory conflicts or prevent them from coming into being. This is so not ... More


Introduction

Michael D. Bordo and Athanasios Orphanides

in The Great Inflation: The Rebirth of Modern Central Banking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226066950
eISBN:
9780226043555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043555.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This introductory chapter first discusses the dimensions of the Great Inflation from 1965 to 1982, which caused significant damage to the US economy and to the economies of many other countries, and ... More


United States Size Distribution and the Macroeconomy 1986–2009

Lance Taylor, Armon Rezai, Rishabh Kumar, Nelson Barbosa, and Laura Carvalho

in Macroeconomics and Development: Roberto Frenkel and the Economics of Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175081
eISBN:
9780231541213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175081.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

the chapter analizes income distribution in the US, focusing on its regressive evolution and highlighting the severe constraints that prevent the reduction of inequality in the US. The authors ... More


The Road to Taft-Hartley

Jennifer A. Delton

in The Industrialists: How the National Association of Manufacturers Shaped American Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691167862
eISBN:
9780691203324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167862.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the National Association of Manufacturers' (NAM) most stunning achievement—the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947. Condemned by labor, liberals, and most historians, the Taft-Hartley Act ... More


Divergent Views on the Coming Dollar Crisis

J. Bradford DeLong

in The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143653
eISBN:
9780231527866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter sets out the two contrasting views among economists on the likely consequences of America's huge current account deficit. Domestically oriented macroeconomists see a forthcoming fall in ... More


Introduction: Back to the Future

Alasdair Roberts

in America's First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450334
eISBN:
9780801464201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450334.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter begins by the discussing how the 2007–2008 financial crisis rocked the US economy and placed the status of the United States as a great power at risk. It reviews economic ... More


Boom and Bust

Alasdair Roberts

in America's First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450334
eISBN:
9780801464201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450334.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses events surrounding the 1836–1848 economic crisis. The crisis not only imposed massive economic costs on the nation, but also threatened to undermine social order and the ... More


The Disparate Racial Neighborhood Impacts of Metropolitan Economic Restructuring

George Galster, Ronald Mincy, and Mitch Tobin

in Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095418
eISBN:
9780300129847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095418.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The economic restructuring of metropolitan areas has had disparate impacts on neighborhoods populated by minority groups. This chapter examines the impacts of the restructuring of the US economy in ... More


The Social Question

Ken-Hou Lin and Megan Tobias Neely

in Divested: Inequality in Financialized America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190638313
eISBN:
9780190638344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190638313.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter considers the issue of inequality. It provides a synopsis of the existing explanations for rising inequality and identifies some of their shortcomings before outlining the contours of ... More


The End of the Crisis

Alasdair Roberts

in America's First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450334
eISBN:
9780801464201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450334.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses how the U.S. victory in the Mexican War marked the end of the First Great Depression. First, the war revived the nation’s spirits. For many Americans, military success restored ... More


Conclusion: Freedom, Order, and Economic Crisis

Alasdair Roberts

in America's First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450334
eISBN:
9780801464201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450334.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This concluding chapter discusses the changes to the American political community resulting from the First Great Depression. These include institutional change: new restrictions on the role of state ... More


The Federal Government’s Crisis

Alasdair Roberts

in America's First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450334
eISBN:
9780801464201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450334.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the impact of the First Great Depression on national politics. On the eve of the onset of the First Great Depression in spring 1837, the United States was a fragile compound, ... More


Top of the Heap

Doug Rossinow

in The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169882
eISBN:
9780231538657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169882.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines economic policies in the 1980s. Reaganite tax policies, for instance, eased the public burden on the wealthy, but brought little or no relief to less affluent Americans. These ... More


Law and Order

Alasdair Roberts

in America's First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450334
eISBN:
9780801464201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450334.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the impact of the First Great Depression on law and order. In cities and farms across the United States, economic decline awakened old grievances about inequities in the ... More


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