Business & Economics

Capitalism Since 1945

Author: Philip Armstrong

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 390

View: 763

This book charts the development of capitalism in the post-war period and describes the challenges that the system has faced since 1945. It describes the measures that were taken to deal with the post-war slump and the ways in which most capitalist economies achieved steady growth and affluence in the 1950s and 1960s. It goes on to show how this boom was undermined by unemployment ensued.
Business & Economics

The European Economy Since 1945

Author: Barry Eichengreen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

View: 190

In 1945, many Europeans still heated with coal, cooled their food with ice, and lacked indoor plumbing. This book presents an account of the extraordinary development of Europe's economy since the end of World War II. It argues that the continent's history has been critical to its economic performance.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Japanese Capitalism Since 1945: Critical Perspectives

Author: Tessa Morris-Suzuki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 955

This book introduces students of the Japanese economy to a broad range of critical contemporary Marxian analyses by Japanese economists. Each of the five essays - on economic policy, agriculture, big business, labour relations, and foreign trade and investment - is written by a specialist in the field. The introduction places the essays in the wider context of contrasting theories of Japanese economic development. While such writings constitute an important part of the economic literature in Japan, virtually none of the great body of Marxian writing on Japanese capitalism has heretofore been available in English.
History

Turbulent Empires

Author: Mike Mason

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN:

Category: History

Page:

View: 359

As Europe rebuilt after the devastation of the Second World War, the former colonies of the major imperial powers sought their independence at the same time that the United States extended its economic and political power globally. In Turbulent Empires Mike Mason analyzes the struggles for post-colonial sovereignty and economic domination and how these competing forces led to conflicts and shifting alliances around the postwar world. Turbulent Empires surveys the major polities and economies of Africa, Asia, Latin America, Russia, and the West and traces the trajectory of nationalist ruling classes bent on exercising sovereign control over economic resources. It emphasizes the convulsions that brought about unanticipated realignments and shocking reversals, such as the rise and fall of regimes, continuous interventions in the Muslim world, the sudden collapse of the commodities supercycle, and the continuing challenge of inequality. By the second decade of the twenty-first century, the global economic crisis of 2008 raised the question of a new global order while the question of American decline, captured in the slogan "Make America Great Again,” became commonplace. Both erudite and accessibly written, Turbulent Empires provides an insightful and sweeping analysis of world political and economic history that is an ideal introduction to postwar political science, history, and development studies.
History

The President and American Capitalism Since 1945

Author: Mark H. Rose

Publisher: Alan B. Larkin Series on the A

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 349

View: 729

This volume describes the many ways presidential actions have affected the development of capitalism in the post-World War II era. Contributors show how, since Harry S. Truman took office in 1945, the American "Consumer-in-Chief" has exerted a decisive hand as well as behind-the-scenes influence on the national economy. And, by extension, on the everyday lives of Americans. The Employment Act of 1946 expanded presidential responsibility to foster prosperity and grow the economy. However, the details and consequences of the president's budget often remain obscured because of the budget's size and complexity, perpetuating an illusion that presidents matter less than markets. Essays in this volume highlight the impact of presidential decisions on labor, gender discrimination, affirmative action, poverty, student loans, and retirement planning. They examine how a president can influence the credit card economy, the rebuilding of postindustrial cities, growth in the energy sector and the software industry, and even advances in genetic engineering. They also look at how economic gains in one particular area can have ramifications in other areas. National defense strategies have led to the privatization of weapons acquisition and the development of the modern research university to create a defensive brain trust among citizens. Policies aimed at supporting competitive American businesses--for example, in the biotech field--also affect the environment. This book is an important contribution to the history of capitalism, articulating how the president--by supporting policies that promoted business growth in all sectors--has also helped domestic companies expand internationally and added to a global image of the United States that is deeply intertwined with its leading corporations. Contributors: Brian Balogh | Roger Biles | Margaret O'Mara | Mark R. Wilson | Iwan Morgan | Brent Cebul | Elizabeth Tandy Shermer | Pamela Walker Laird | Allison Elias |Sean H. Vanatta | Andrew Meade McGee | Paula Gajewski | Tracy Neumann | Daniel Amsterdam | Gavin Benke | Bartow ElmoreA volume in the Alan B. Larkin Series on the American Presidency
Juvenile Nonfiction

Japanese Capitalism Since 1945: Critical Perspectives

Author: Tessa Morris-Suzuki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 858

This book introduces students of the Japanese economy to a broad range of critical contemporary Marxian analyses by Japanese economists. Each of the five essays - on economic policy, agriculture, big business, labour relations, and foreign trade and investment - is written by a specialist in the field. The introduction places the essays in the wider context of contrasting theories of Japanese economic development. While such writings constitute an important part of the economic literature in Japan, virtually none of the great body of Marxian writing on Japanese capitalism has heretofore been available in English.
Economic development

The President and American Capitalism Since 1945

Author: Mark H. Rose

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Economic development

Page:

View: 732

This anthology contributes to the literature on the history of capitalism and connects the fields of political history, business history, and presidential studies. The essays demonstrate the prominent role of presidents in the economic and social fabric of American life. At the same time, the essays highlight the changing role of liberalism in post-World War II America. The chapters are organized thematically and grouped together as sections on patterns, sectors, and environments. The book, likewise, emphasizes the key role played by the presidency in the development of capitalism since 1945.
Political Science

Creating Capitalism

Author: Linda Weiss

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 710

History

Eastern Europe Since 1945

Author: Geoffrey Swain

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 333

View: 184

This essential text provides an engaging overview of the complex developments in Eastern Europe from 1945 to the present day. Tracing the origins of the socialist experiment, de-Stalinisation, and the transition from socialism to capitalism, it explores the key events in each nation’s recent history. This new edition has been fully revised to include the latest scholarship and places greater emphasis on everyday life in Eastern Europe. While continuing to analyse the major political events, the authors now draw on social and cultural history to build up a picture of what it was like to live under socialism, why the system became unbearable in the late 80s, and how individuals experienced the rebirth of capitalism.
Business & Economics

The Global Economic System Since 1945

Author: Larry Allen

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 873

An account of modern economic history that recognizes and avoids the inherent limitations of conventional, mathematical modelling.
History

Themes in Modern European History Since 1945

Author: Rosemary Wakeman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 273

View: 503

This collection explores the most important transformations & upheavals of post-1945 Europe in the light of recent scholarship. It examines the post-war economic boom & the political realignment of eastern European states in the 1990s, amongst other topics.
Political Science

Contemporary Italy

Author: Donald Sassoon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 829

This popular text provides a detailed study of the social and economic structures that underpin the Italian political system. Thoroughly updated, the second edition covers the 1994 election results and the rise of Berlusconi's Forza Italia, the impact of European integration and the anti-corruption campaign of the early 90s.