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Ending 'East of Suez': The British Decision to Withdraw from Malaysia and Singapore 1964-1968

P. L. Pham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580361
eISBN:
9780191722691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580361.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1964, Britain's defence presence in Malaysia and Singapore was the largest and most expensive component of the country's world‐wide role. Yet within three and a half years, the Wilson Government ... More


Culture and Inflation in Weimar Germany

Bernd Widdig

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222908
eISBN:
9780520924703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222908.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

For many Germans the hyperinflation of 1922 to 1923 was one of their most decisive experiences of the twentieth century. This book investigates the effects of that inflation on German culture during ... More


A Symbolic Sacrifice: July 1967–January 1968

Phuong Pham

in Ending 'East of Suez': The British Decision to Withdraw from Malaysia and Singapore 1964-1968

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580361
eISBN:
9780191722691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580361.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 7 documents the abandonment of the last symbolic remnants of Britain's world role in the aftermath of devaluation. The devaluation of Sterling itself, in November 1967, had little direct ... More


Kazakhstan

Richard Pomfret

in The Central Asian Economies in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182216
eISBN:
9780691185408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182216.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter discusses the national economy and transition strategies of Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan's national economic history divides sharply between 1991 and 1998, and the years since 1999. The first ... More


A Specie‐Less France, 1720

Antoin E. Murphy

in John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286493
eISBN:
9780191596674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828649X.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Because of his success with the Mississippi Company, John Law was appointed Contrôlleur Général des Finances in January, 1720. This meant he was the equivalent of the Prime Minister. Further ... More


Tentative Adjustments

Barry Eichengreen

in Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195101133
eISBN:
9780199869626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195101138.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter traces the consequences of the disintegration of the gold standard system, contrasting economic recovery in countries that jettisoned gold with continued depression in countries that ... More


The Dollar and the World Economic Conference

Barry Eichengreen

in Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195101133
eISBN:
9780199869626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195101138.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter analyzes the critical period in the spring of 1933 when American policy was reversed and the dollar devalued. Roosevelt's abandonment of gold coincided with the World Economic ... More


Exchange‐Rate Policy and Macroeconomic Performance: A Comparison of French and Italian Experience Between the Wars

Jean‐Charles Asselain and Alain Plessis

in Banking, Currency, and Finance in Europe Between the Wars

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288039
eISBN:
9780191596230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288034.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Economic History

France and Italy both stabilized their currencies relatively late. Although the French franc was initially undervalued and the lira overvalued, there were significant similarities in subsequent ... More


Managing the Franc in Belgium and France: The Economic Consequences of Exchange‐Rate Policies, 1925–1936

Isabelle Cassiers

in Banking, Currency, and Finance in Europe Between the Wars

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288039
eISBN:
9780191596230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288034.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Economic History

The central feature of this comparative analysis of the French and Belgian experience is the distinction between the international and domestic sectors of the two economies. The author shows that in ... More


Short-Run Models of Contrasting Natural Resource Endowments

S. Mansoob. Murshed

in Resource Abundance and Economic Development

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199275786
eISBN:
9780191602160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199275785.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the links between natural resources, economic growth, and economic policy using a short-run theoretical macroeconomic model of a small open economy endowed with a natural ... More


Performing Other/Wise: The Talisman and Woodstock

Caroline McCracken-Flesher

in Possible Scotlands: Walter Scott and the Story of Tomorrow

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169676
eISBN:
9780199787876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169676.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Scott wonders whether playing through literary and financial markets reveals that value is contingent and inevitably means devaluation for Scotland. In The Talisman, he allies the Scot with his ... More


Cultural/Societal Characteristics That Make Hostility and Violence More Likely

Ervin Staub

in Overcoming Evil: Genocide, Violent Conflict, and Terrorism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195382044
eISBN:
9780199864942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382044.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter identifies the cultural and societal characteristics that can increase the likelihood of mass violence. One of these is a history of devaluation of and discrimination against a group. ... More


Labour and International Finance, 1964–1967

Rob Stones

in Policy Networks in British Government

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278528
eISBN:
9780191684210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278528.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter deals with the non-devaluation policy of pound sterling by the Labour Government which ruled between 1964 and 1967. The non-devaluation of the pound is typically presented as a key to ... More


Causes and Lessons of the Mexican Peso Crisis

Griffith-Jones Stephany

in Short-Term Capital Flows and Economic Crises

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296867
eISBN:
9780191685286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296867.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The Managing Director of the IMF deemed the crisis faced by the Mexican peso in December 1994 as the ‘first major crisis of the 21st century’. Analyzing the Mexican peso crisis reveals that it was ... More


Developing Positive Orientation to the “Other”: Humanizing and Contact with the Other

Ervin Staub

in Overcoming Evil: Genocide, Violent Conflict, and Terrorism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195382044
eISBN:
9780199864942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382044.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Central to harmful and violent actions against another group is people drawing a strong line between us and them, and devaluing the potential victim group. This chapter discusses how the development ... More


The Golden Age of Industrialization

Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid and Jaime Ros

in Development and Growth in the Mexican Economy: An Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371161
eISBN:
9780199870608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371161.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 5 examines the postwar golden age of industrialization from 1940 to 1970 and the process of catching up that it made possible. This era is divided into three periods: the war boom up to 1945 ... More


The Battle for the Drachma

MARK MAZOWER

in Greece and the Inter-War Economic Crisis

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202059
eISBN:
9780191675126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202059.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Economic History

The shock waves from the European financial debacle of 1931 reverberated through the Balkans. The collapse of existing international monetary institutions on the heels of the British sterling ... More


Masculinity Wins the Day

Sarah A. Chase

in Perfectly Prep: Gender Extremes at a New England Prep School

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195308815
eISBN:
9780199894154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308815.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This concluding chapter flushes out how this study of the everyday lives of prep school students reveals how privilege and social hierarchies are perpetuated through cultural traditions and ... More


Enrichment

Graham Virgo

in The Principles of the Law of Restitution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298501
eISBN:
9780191713613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298501.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

The identification of an enrichment goes to the very heart of a restitutionary action which is founded on reversal of the defendant's unjust enrichment, for until an enrichment has been identified ... More


Inflation and Growth in Egypt: Is There a Threshold Effect?

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din

in What Drives Prices in Egypt?: An Analysis in Light of International Experience

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163036
eISBN:
9781617970344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163036.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

To investigate the relationship between two of the most important and most closely monitored macroeconomic variables: inflation and growth are the main purpose of this chapter. It is generally agreed ... More


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