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Historical Foundations of Globalization

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Historical Foundations of Globalization

9781858986784 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by James Foreman-Peck, Cardiff Business School, UK
Publication Date: 1998 ISBN: 978 1 85898 678 4 Extent: 848 pp
This title offers an impressive collection of scholarly papers which investigate the historical foundations of globalization before 1945. The book explores the effects of the nineteenth century technologies of the railway, the telegraph and the steamship which promoted the globalization process by boosting trade across frontiers and triggering migration of labour and flows of capital to the temperate areas of agriculture. The colonial empires, in particular the British Empire, facilitated the process, as the integration of capital markets and monetary systems and methods of business organization followed trade and labour. The volume also covers the time between the wars, when impediments to trade, migration and currency movements increased and led to a period of deglobalization and divergence.

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This volume offers an impressive collection of scholarly papers which investigate the historical foundations of globalization before 1945. The book explores the effects of the nineteenth century technologies of the railway, the telegraph and the steamship which promoted the globalization process by boosting trade across frontiers and triggering migration of labour and flows of capital to the temperate areas of agriculture. The colonial empires, in particular the British Empire, facilitated the process, as the integration of capital markets and monetary systems and methods of business organization followed trade and labour. The volume also covers the time between the wars, when impediments to trade, migration and currency movements increased and led to a period of deglobalization and divergence.
Critical Acclaim
‘It has been nicely produced by the publishers, who have reprinted the extracts in their original style. It will feature on many reading lists and will be recommended by economic historians to their students . . . It will be conveniently consulted as an alternative source for many scholarly articles in international economic history. It will provide plenty of academic nourishment. . .’
– Robert G. Greenhill, Business History
Contributors
32 articles, dating from 1850 to 1996
Contributors include: A.D. Chandler Jr., B. Eichengreen, C. Goldin, P.A. Gourevitch, C.K. Harley, A.J.H. Latham
Contents
Contents: Part I: The Technology of Nineteenth Century Globalization Part II: Trade, Prices and Globalization Part III: The Monetary System of Globalization, Capital Market Integration and Foreign Debt Part IV: Business and Globalization Part V: Migration and Globalization Part VI: Deglobalization Between the Wars Part VII: Political Economy of Globalization
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