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Might, right, prosperity and consent

Representative democracy and the international economy 1919–2001

By Helen Thompson

Might, right, prosperity and consent
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  • ISBN: 9781784992170
  • Publish Date: Jan 9999
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    Book Information

    • Format: eBook
    • ISBN: 978-1-7849-9217-0
    • Published Date: January 9999

    Description

    This book offers an original analysis of the problem of the authority of the state in democracies. Unlike many discussions of democracy that treat authority as a problem primarily of domestic politics or normative values, this book puts the international economy at the centre of the analysis. This volume shows how changes in the international economy from the inter-war years to the end of the twentieth century impacted upon the success and failures of democracy. It makes the argument by considering a range of different cases, and it traces the success and failure of democracies over the past century. It includes detailed studies of democracies in both developed and developing countries, and offers a comparative analysis of their fate. Available in paperback for the first time, this title will appeal to all those interested in democracy, the future of the state and the impact of the international economy on domestic politics.

    Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    1. The modern democratic nation-state
    2. The crisis of the inter-war years
    3. The Bretton Woods rescue
    4. Crises and non-crises: financial
    liberalisation and the end of the Cold War
    5. Conclusions
    Bibliography
    Index

    Author

    Helen Thompson is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics, University of Cambridge

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