Global Capitalism has ratings and 29 reviews. Szplug said: As dry as the Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century Jeffry A. Frieden. Review: Jeffry A. Frieden, Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century, Norton: New York, ; pp.; , $ (hbk). GLOBAL CAPITALISM. Its Fall and Rise in the. Twentieth Century. By Jeffry A. Frieden. pp. W. W. Norton & Company. $

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However – there is little that is new and the stories and arguments are repeated over and over again – combined with the frequent escapades into marginal topics. Easier to understand than Barry Eichengreen’s books, but some background in economics definitely helps.

Nov 17, Joao added it. This is not a book I would have chosen to read. Pre- and Postwar communist developments are given their due, and he is superb on the Import Jefffry Industrialization ISI conceived by South American economists and implemented vigorously throughout both Latin America and the newly-independent colonies of Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

I first published a very similar review at Amazon.

For a book titled ‘Global Capitalism,’ to say nothing of ‘fall and rise,’ you’d think it would have been a more balanced account of the rise of Capitalism during the 19th century onward.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It was on the suggested reading list of the World History course I am taking through coursera. It is so This is not a book I would have chosen to read. The gold standard here proved itself the Golden Crucifix of Bryan’s condemnatory rhetoric, and the longer a country remained on it and struggled jeffey maintain currency valuations, the more delayed was its recovery from the crash. Thorough analysis and nice refresher.

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Still, there’s a ton of great information packed in here. But an insistence on globalization at all cost is equally misguided.


It was a rather large book, thick with small print; and, although I got the book from t he library I was truly not jfffry forward to reading it. Frieden teaches at Harvard University. Globalization is a choice, not a fact. As the working and middle classes grew, so did their demands for social reforms to improve the lot of the unemployed, the poor, children, and the elderly.

Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century by Jeffry A. Frieden

It’s not a novel, but it’s also not a textbook, and it’s generally jargon free. Sep 03, Tara deCamp rated it liked it Shelves: Informative, but dry and slow. Jun 11, Gladia rated it liked it. Except he focuses disproportionately on the positives of capitalism while trying to maintain an “objective” approach. Yet to gloss over the destructive tendencies, especially during the 19th century, essentially ignoring them?

After the Second World War the Bretton Woods system increased international trade, but still allowed for controls on investment. He does not describe any solutions to the dilemmas offered by globalization and is perhaps a little too optimistic that they exist. Return to Book Page.

Glohal — Global Capitalism by Jeffry A. You are free to copy, distribute and use the database; to produce works from the database; to modify, transform and build upon the database. Aug 26, Andrew Feist rated it liked it. It’s a great read for those unfamiliar with Economic History of the 20th century but capitalusm for those who have followed the capitaliam of the last years. The poor countries and former colonies that created closed economies in the s and s collapsed into economic stagnation, social unrest, crisis, and military dictatorships in the s and s.

Mar 25, Elli rated it it was ok Shelves: The Golden Age of Capitalism serves as point of entry, an era that saw the British laissez-faireconsisting of unregulated industries, uninvolved in theory governments, and a stable monetary component of national currencies fixed to the price of gold, adopted by the trading nations—the majority formerly Mercantilist in form—of the maritime world.

This book only covers to the yearbut at that time not only the U. Recommended to Kristin by: He is the author of Global Capitalism: AB – Into the twentieth century — I: Last best years of the golden age, Like others have mentioned, it’s a dry, dry read.



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But these governments ignored the concerns of many harmed by globalization. Frieden’s insightful history explores the golden age of globalization during the early years of the century, its swift collapse in the crises ofthe divisions of the Cold War world, and the turn again toward global integration at the end of the century.

Its also overwhelmingly focused on wedtern europe and usa. Universiteitstraat 8 verdieping 1 Gent. Mar 03, Marta rated it really liked it.

View on Google Maps. In the face of such wealth destruction and economic instability, Frieden cautioned that a return to nationalist protectionism—including mass-movement driven autarky—was a serious possibility. View all 4 comments. Apr 13, Kristin rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Certain passages are slow going, and at times it grows tiresome with statistic after statistic. Instead of delving deeper into Latin America in the late 19th century, or giving a more in depth and broad account of how the crash in affected all areas aside from just the developed core countries, we’re treated to a series of lengthy and superfluous digressions about the characters of individual economists.

Today foreign direct investment is important, while before the First World War investment was usually in the form of cpaitalism bonds. Includes bibliographical references p. The book is information dense, and if I hadn’t been marking in the margins it would have been difficult to remember the proper chronology.