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The International Trading System, Globalization and History

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The International Trading System, Globalization and History

9781843764274 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Kevin H. O’Rourke, Professor of Economics, NYU Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Publication Date: 2005 ISBN: 978 1 84376 427 4 Extent: 960 pp
The focus of this collection is the history of the international trading system over the past two centuries. Volume I includes an overview of the subject area as well as sections considering the effects of war and peace, the late nineteenth-century backlash, and contemporary views of interwar disintegration. Volume II looks at the issues of hegemony, non-discrimination and reciprocity. It also covers customs unions, preferential trading agreements, trade wars and trade rivalry.

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The establishment of a multilateral international trading regime is one of the great achievements of post-1945 international diplomacy.

The focus of this collection is the history of the international trading system over the past two centuries. Volume I includes an overview of the subject area as well as sections considering the effects of war and peace, the late nineteenth-century backlash, and contemporary views of interwar disintegration. Volume II looks at the issues of hegemony, non-discrimination and reciprocity. It also covers customs unions, preferential trading agreements, trade wars and trade rivalry.

This comprehensive two-volume set will be an invaluable source of reference on the origins of globalization.
Critical Acclaim
‘Kevin O’Rourke’s selection of papers on nineteenth and twentieth century trade policy, providing essential reading for researchers in the field, is educative even for those already steeped in the subject and fundamental for understanding present day trade conflicts.’
– James Foreman-Peck, Cardiff Business School, UK
Contributors
34 articles, dating from 1927 to 2004
Contributors include: F. Crouzet, D.A. Irwin, J.M. Keynes, C.P. Kindleberger, S.D. Krasner, P.K. O’Brien, K. Polanyi, P.W. Schroeder, J. Viner, J.G. Williamson
Contents
Contents:
Volume I
Acknowledgements
Introduction Kevin H. O’Rourke
PART I OVERVIEWS
1. C.P. Kindleberger (1975), ‘The Rise of Free Trade in Western Europe, 1820–1875’
2. Alan Milward (1981), ‘Tariffs as Constitutions’
3. John H. Coatsworth and Jeffrey G. Williamson (2004), ‘The Roots of Latin American Protectionism: Looking before the Great Depression’
4. Charles P. Kindleberger (1989), ‘Commercial Policy between the Wars’
5. Douglas A. Irwin (1995), ‘The GATT’s Contribution to Economic Recovery in Post-War Western Europe’
PART II WAR AND PEACE
6. François Crouzet (1964), ‘Wars, Blockade, and Economic Change in Europe, 1792–1815’
7. Paul W. Schroeder (1986), ‘The 19th-Century International System: Changes in the Structure’
8. Carl Strikwerda (1993), ‘The Troubled Origins of European Economic Integration: International Iron and Steel and Labor Migration in the Era of World War I’
9. Paul W. Schroeder (1993), ‘Economic Integration and the European International System in the Era of World War I’
10. Carl Strikwerda (1993), ‘Response to “Economic Integration and the European International System in the Era of World War I”’
11. Charles H. Feinstein, Peter Temin and Gianni Toniolo (1997), ‘The Legacy of the First World War’
PART III LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY BACKLASH
12. C.P. Kindleberger (1951), ‘Group Behavior and International Trade’
13. Kevin H. O’Rourke (1997), ‘The European Grain Invasion, 1870–1913’
14. Ashley S. Timmer and Jeffrey G. Williamson (1998), ‘Immigration Policy Prior to the 1930s: Labor Markets, Policy Interactions, and Globalization Backlash’
15. Jeffrey G. Williamson (1998), ‘Globalization, Labor Markets and Policy Backlash in the Past’
PART IV CONTEMPORARY VIEWS OF INTERWAR DISINTEGRATION
16. League of Nations (1942), ‘An Analysis of the Reasons for the Success or Failure of International Proposals’
17. Karl Polanyi (1944), ‘The Hundred Years’ Peace’ and ‘Conservative Twenties, Revolutionary Thirties’
Name Index

Volume II
Acknowledgements
An introduction by the editor to both volumes appears in Volume I
PART I HEGEMONY
1. Charles P. Kindleberger (1973), ‘An Explanation of the 1929 Depression’
2. Stephen D. Krasner (1976), ‘State Power and the Structure of International Trade’
3. Arthur A. Stein (1984), ‘The Hegemon’s Dilemma: Great Britain, the United States, and the International Economic Order’
4. Timothy J. McKeown (1983), ‘Hegemonic Stability Theory and 19th Century Tariff Levels in Europe’
5. Patrick K. O’Brien and Geoffrey Allen Pigman (1992), ‘Free Trade, British Hegemony and the International Economic Order in the Nineteenth Century’
6. John Gallagher and Ronald Robinson (1953), ‘The Imperialism of Free Trade’
7. D.C.M. Platt (1968), ‘The Imperialism of Free Trade: Some Reservations’
PART II NON-DISCRIMINATION AND RECIPROCITY
8. Douglas A. Irwin (1993), ‘Multilateral and Bilateral Trade Policies in the World Trading System: An Historical Perspective’
9. David Lazer (1999), ‘The Free Trade Epidemic of the 1860s and Other Outbreaks of Economic Discrimination’
10. H. Van V. Fay (1927), ‘Commercial Policy in Post-War Europe: Reciprocity versus Most-Favored-Nation Treatment’
11. Jagdish N. Bhagwati and Douglas A. Irwin (1987), ‘The Return of Reciprocitarians – US Trade Policy Today’
PART III CUSTOMS UNIONS AND PREFERENTIAL TRADING AGREEMENTS
12. Jacob Viner (1950), ‘Political Aspects of Customs Union’
13. W.O. Henderson (1984), ‘Conclusion’
14. W.O. Henderson (1981), ‘The German Zollverein and the European Economic Community’
15. Rolf H. Dumke (1994), ‘The Political Economy of the Foundation of the Zollverein’
PART IV TRADE WARS AND TRADE RIVALRY
16. John Conybeare (1985), ‘Trade Wars: A Comparative Study of Anglo-Hanse, Franco-Italian, and Hawley-Smoot Conflicts’
17. Douglas A. Irwin (1991), ‘Mercantilism as Strategic Trade Policy: The Anglo-Dutch Rivalry for the East India Trade’
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