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Chapters of European Economic History - Tomáš Evan

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The Chapters of European Economic History describe key moments in the economic development of the European continent and its offshoots. Starting with antiquity through the Middle Ages, it continues ...
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Nakladatelství: » Karolinum
Rok vydání: 15.12.2014
Úprava: 1 online zdroj (181 pages)
Vydání: First edition.
Spolupracovali: proofread by Peter Kirk Jensen
layout by Jan Serých.
Jazyk: anglicky
Vazba: kniha, vázaná vazba
ISBN: 9788024628141
EAN: 9788024628141
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The Chapters of European Economic History describe key moments in the economic development of the European continent and its offshoots. Starting with antiquity through the Middle Ages, it continues with the economic impact of the Age of Exploration and the Reformation. The Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions or Liberal Movements are analysed against the background of the ever increasing influence of European states on economic affairs around the globe. Europe was the continent to establish colonies in large areas of the world shaping their production, trade, and investment patterns. The author describes two waves of globalisation with the first one starting around 1830 and being centred clearly on Europe in its heyday. Everything ends for the Old Continent with the First World War. The book provides a description of the financial centre moving to the USA as Europe descended into economic misery and social radicalism. The economic base of both Nazi and Communist totalitarianism is compared briefly as well as the second wave of globalisation we are experiencing today with the first one of the 19th century. The book´s non-technical approach makes it appropriate for all those interested in the issue of economic history.

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CONTENTS
1. The w orld before the rise o f the global econom y ....................................... 10
1.1 Local and Regional Markets, and Specialization...................................................... 10
1.2 The Establishment of Capitalist Society................................................................... 20
1.3 From Mercantilism to Liberalism .............................................................................. 30
1.4 European Colonialism in the Early Modern Period ............................................... 33
1.5 The Industrial and Agricultural Revolutions............................................................ 40
The Chapter Summary...................................................................................................... 44
2. The N ature and Em ergence o f the G lobal Econom y ................................. 46
2.1 The W orld After the Napoleonic Wars and the Pax Britannica ......................... 46
2.2 Globalization - the Origin and Nature of the Phenomenon................................ 50
2.3 The First Wave of Globalization .............................................................................. 52
2.4 The First W orld W ar and End of the First Wave of Globalization.................... 57
The Chapter Summary...................................................................................................... 66
3. The Post-W ar D evelopm ent o f the W o rld Econom y .................. 68
3.1 Recovery of the W orld Economy In 1945 .............................................................. 68
3.2 The Origin of W orld Financial Institutions - the Bretton Woods System 71
3.3 The Pax Americana and the Second Wave of Globalisation............................... 81
3.4 Decolonisation and its Impact on the W orld Economy........................................ 83
3.5 European Economic Integration in the 1950S and 60s.......................................... 86
3.6 The W orld Economy before and After the Oil Crises in the 70s ....................... 93
3.7 The Origin of International Capital Mobility - From Banks
to Multinational Corporations and FDI ................................................................... 95
The Chapter Summary...................................................................................................... 102
4. The End o f the B ipolar W orld ................................................................................ 105
4.1 Eastern Bloc Countries before the Fall of Communism ...................................... 105
4.2 The Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe............................................. 113
4.3 The Financial Crises in the 9 0 s.................................................................................. 119
4.4 The European Union and Transition Economies ................................................... 123
The Chapter Summary...................................................................................................... 128
5. M ajor C entres o f the W o rld E conom y................................................................. 130
5.1 The European Centre................................................................................................. 130
5.1.1 Economic Development of the European Centre ...................................... 130
5.1.2 The Economic and Monetary U nion.............................................................. 137
5.1.3 The European Union and the W TO - an Example
of the Common Agricultural Policy................................................................ 138
5.2 The United States of America .................................................................................. 140





5.2.1 The Economic Development of the U S A ..................................................... 140
5.2.2 The USA and NAFTA ...................................................................................... 145
5.3 Japan .............................................................................................................................. 146
5.3.1 Economic Development of Japan................................................................... 146
5.3.2 Japan and APEC.................................................................................................. 151
5.4 The People's Republic of China ................................................................................ 152
5.4.1 Economic Development of the PRC.............................................................. 152
5.4.2 Key Economic Indicators and Development
in the Last Three Decades................................................................................ 153
5.4.3 China in International Trade ........................................................................... 159
5.4.4 China in A frica.................................................................................................... 160
The Chapter Summary...................................................................................................... 161
References .........................................................................................................................164
Name Index ........................................................................................................................ 168
Geographical Index............................................................................................................. 171
Subject Index........................................................................................................................ 177






       

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