Securing the world economy [electronic resource] : the reinvention of the League of Nations, 1920-1946 / Patricia Clavin
- Clavin, Patricia
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Machine generated contents note: 1.The Multiverse of the League, 1920-1929 -- Building an organization -- An economic experiment -- Stabilization and development: going east -- Patterns of work -- The politics of trade, and the trade of politics -- 2.From Boom to Bust, 1929-1932 -- Bitter-sweet internationalism -- Interrogating the gold standard -- Money doctoring -- Orthodoxy abandoned -- Science versus policy -- The origins of the World Economic Conference -- 3.Conferences and their (Dis)contents, 1933-1934 -- The host with the most -- The devil in the preparation -- Responsibility without power -- The Washington prelude -- Final preparations -- The World Economic Conference convenes -- The end of the party -- 4.All Things Trade and Currency, All Nations Great and Small, 1933-1936 -- The challenge of clearing -- Mission America -- Back to clearing -- Endings -- `Before the eyes of the world' -- Governments' last hurrah -- 5.Society and Economy in Global Partnership, 1935-1938 -- `Positive security' -- Bread and butter internationalism -- What's in a living standard? -- Health at the heart of Europe -- Economic appeasement -- Rural dreams -- 6.Scrutiny and Strategy: Contesting Economic Depressions, 1937-1939 -- Business cycles and other journeys around the world -- The hyperactive Depression Delegation -- Prescriptions for the world economy -- A world consuming and consumed -- 7.The League at War and in Pieces, 1939-1940 -- The case for reform -- The `Bruce Report' -- War Begins -- The fall of Avenol -- 8.Made in the USA, 1940-1943 -- Planning without plans -- The challenge of the ILO -- The League in Princeton -- The Transition from War to Peace Economy -- Food organized -- Relief and reconstruction -- 9.The Architecture of a New World Order, 1944-1945 -- History meets monetary policy -- The ghost of reparations past -- Dumbarton Oaks -- The quest for economic stability -- The battle over employment -- A watchtower for the world -- Conclusion -- Continuities -- Discontinuities -- Chronicle of a death foretold.
- A study of the League of Nations' work in promoting economic and financial co-operation in the wake of the Great Depression, and a major account of the League's relationship with the USA in the 1930s and 1940s.
- 9780191744211 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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