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A Theory of Currency Statecraft

Benjamin J. Cohen

in Currency Statecraft: Monetary Rivalry and Geopolitical Ambition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226587691
eISBN:
9780226587868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226587868.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter, the theoretical heart of the book, stresses the central importance of geopolitical ambition – its presence or absence – as a driving force in currency statecraft. Geopolitical ambition ... More


Currency Statecraft: Monetary Rivalry and Geopolitical Ambition

Benjamin J. Cohen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226587691
eISBN:
9780226587868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226587868.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

What is the role of currency statecraft in world politics? When a national money gains international appeal, the power resources of the issuing country are augmented. Currency statecraft is about ... More


Youth

Benjamin J. Cohen

in Currency Statecraft: Monetary Rivalry and Geopolitical Ambition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226587691
eISBN:
9780226587868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226587868.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The earliest stage in the life cycle of an international currency is youth – the vital formative years when a national money first starts to show signs of acceptance for international purposes. The ... More


Maturity

Benjamin J. Cohen

in Currency Statecraft: Monetary Rivalry and Geopolitical Ambition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226587691
eISBN:
9780226587868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226587868.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

At the stage of maturity in the life cycle of an international currency, the challenge is: What should the issuing government do with its currency power? The options are exploitation, evasion, or ... More


Introduction

Benjamin J. Cohen

in Currency Statecraft: Monetary Rivalry and Geopolitical Ambition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226587691
eISBN:
9780226587868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226587868.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides a general introduction to the questions and themes addressed in this book. The central issue addressed in the book is currency statecraft: what a government chooses to do – or ... More


Decline

Benjamin J. Cohen

in Currency Statecraft: Monetary Rivalry and Geopolitical Ambition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226587691
eISBN:
9780226587868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226587868.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

After maturity comes decline – the end that history suggests must come to every international currency. At this stage, the challenge is how best to live with fading eminence. Again the choices are ... More


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