The World of the Roosevelts

Global Perspectives on the Bretton Woods Conference and the Post-War World Order

Editors: Scott-Smith, Giles, Rofe, J Simon (Eds.)

  • Presents the first truly global history of the Bretton Woods conference
  • Highlights figures and groups who are key yet rarely studied in relation to Bretton Woods, such as Cordell Hull, Dean Acheson, and the Federal Reserve
  • Argues that the Bretton Woods negotiations linked financial and trade interests and so laid the basis for a post-war free trade regime
  • Appeals to scholars of international, diplomatic, and economic history
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This book repositions the groundbreaking Bretton Woods conference of July 1944 as the first large-scale multilateral North-South dialogue on global financial governance. It moves beyond the usual focus on Anglo-American interests by highlighting the influence of delegations from Latin America, India, the Soviet Union, France, and others. It also investigates how state and private interests intermingled, collided, and compromised during the negotiations on the way to a set of regulations and institutions that still partly frame global economic governance in the early twenty-first century. Together, these essays lay the groundwork for a more comprehensive analysis of Bretton Woods as a pivotal site of multilateralism in international history.

About the authors

Giles Scott-Smith holds the Ernst van der Beugel Chair in the Diplomatic History of Transatlantic Relations since WW II at Leiden University, and is the academic director of the Roosevelt Institute for American Studies, Middelburg, the Netherlands. He is the co-editor of the series Key Studies in Diplomacy with Manchester University Press.

J. Simon Rofe is Senior Lecturer in Diplomacy and International Studies at SOAS University of London, UK. He is the co-editor of the series Key Studies in Diplomacy with Manchester University Press and the author of numerous books and articles.

Reviews

“This book shines revealing new scholarship on the underappreciated diplomatic success during World War II in promoting the still-functioning global governance of economic and monetary international relations. The Bretton Woods Conference of 1944 complemented America’s political leadership in forming institutions that would preserve peace and broaden human welfare.” (Leon Gordenker, Professor Emeritus of Politics, Princeton University, USA)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Bretton Woods: A Global Perspective

    Scott-Smith, Giles (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • What’s Been Missing from Conventional Histories of Bretton Woods?

    Helleiner, Eric

    Pages 17-34

  • “Prelude to the Future”: The Antecedents of the Bretton Woods Architecture

    Rofe, J. Simon

    Pages 35-50

  • The Benelux’s Monetary Diplomacy and the Bretton Woods Conference

    Grosbois, Thierry

    Pages 53-71

  • French Monetary Policy and the Bretton Woods System: Criticisms, Proposals and Conflicts

    Monnet, Eric

    Pages 73-87

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-60891-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60890-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Perspectives on the Bretton Woods Conference and the Post-War World Order
Editors
  • Giles Scott-Smith
  • J Simon Rofe
Series Title
The World of the Roosevelts
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60891-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60891-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60890-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 305
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