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James, Harold 1956-

Works: 100 works in 682 publications in 7 languages and 20,691 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Opponent, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: HF1359, 337
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Most widely held works about Harold James
Most widely held works by Harold James
The end of globalization : lessons from the Great Depression by Harold James( Book )

40 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book. Harold James provides a sobering historical perspective, exploring the circumstances in which the globally integrated world of an earlier era broke down under the pressure of unexpected events." "James examines one of the great historical nightmares of the twentieth century: the collapse of globalism in the Great Depression. Analyzing this collapse in terms of three main components of global economics - capital flows, trade, and international migration - James argues that it was not simply a consequence of the strains of World War I but resulted from the interplay of resentments against all these elements of mobility as well as from the policies and institutions designed to assuage the threats of globalism. There are significant parallels today highly integrated systems are inherently vulnerable to collapse, and world financial markets are vulnerable and unstable."--Jacket
A German identity : 1770-1990 by Harold James( Book )

39 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following the collapse of communism in the East, Europe again faces the threat of a unified, powerful, nationalistic Germany. In his brilliant and provocative study of the German search for self-understanding, Harold James looks at Germany within the international order, offering an entirely new explanation for the instability and volatility of the Germans' perceptions of themselves, and the role of their nation."--BOOK JACKET
International monetary cooperation since Bretton Woods by Harold James( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive account of the management of the international monetary system from the 1944 Bretton Woods conference to the present day documents the structure and movements of the world economy during a period of dramatic change. Commissioned by the International Monetary Fund to mark its fiftieth anniversary, the work is nevertheless a fully independent one: written by an outside historian with full access to IMF archives and staff, and reviewed by an independent editorial committee. An objective study of issues and events that are often controversial, the book skillfully interweaves the history of the IMF with that of world economic developments after the Second World War
The creation and destruction of value : the globalization cycle by Harold James( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James examines the vulnerability and fragility of processes of glo balization, both historically and in the present. This book applies lessons from past breakdowns of globalization--above all in the Grea t Depression--to show how financial crises provoke backlashes agains t global integration
The Deutsche Bank and the Nazi economic war against the Jews : the expropriation of Jewish-owned property by Harold James( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In response to the traditional argument that business cooperation with the Nazi regime was motivated by profit, this book closely examines the behavior of the bank and its individuals to suggest other motivations. No comparable study exists of a single company's involvement in the economic persecution of the Jews in Nazi Germany."--Jacket
The German slump : politics and economics, 1924-1936 by Harold James( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making the European monetary union by Harold James( Book )

27 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Europe's financial crisis cannot be blamed on the Euro, Harold James contends in this probing exploration of the whys, whens, whos, and what-ifs of European monetary union. The current crisis goes deeper, to a series of problems that were debated but not resolved at the time of the Euro's invention. Since the 1960s, Europeans had been looking for a way to address two conundrums simultaneously: the dollar{8217}s privileged position in the international monetary system, and Germany's persistent current account surpluses in Europe. The Euro was created under a politically independent central bank to meet the primary goal of price stability. But while the monetary side of union was clearly conceived, other prerequisites of stability were beyond the reach of technocratic central bankers. Issues such as fiscal rules and Europe-wide banking supervision and regulation were thoroughly discussed during planning in the late 1980s and 1990s, but remained in the hands of member states. That omission proved to be a cause of crisis decades later. Here is an account that helps readers understand the European monetary crisis in depth, by tracing behind-the-scenes negotiations using an array of sources unavailable until now, notably from the European Community's Committee of Central Bank Governors and the Delors Committee of 1988{8211}89, which set out the plan for how Europe could reach its goal of monetary union. As this foundational study makes clear, it was the constant friction between politicians and technocrats that shaped the Euro. And, Euro or no Euro, this clash will continue into the future."--The dust-jacket front flap
The Roman predicament : how the rules of international order create the politics of empire by Harold James( Book )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern America owes the Roman Empire for more than gladiator movies and the architecture of the nation's Capitol. It can also thank the ancient republic for some helpful lessons in globalization. So argues economic historian Harold James in this masterful work of intellectual history. The book addresses what James terms "the Roman dilemma"--The paradoxical notion that while global society depends on a system of rules for building peace and prosperity, this system inevitably leads to domestic clashes, international rivalry, and even wars. As it did in ancient Rome, James argues, a rule-based world order eventually subverts and destroys itself, creating the need for imperial action. The result is a continuous fluctuation between pacification and the breakdown of domestic order
When the Wall came down : reactions to German unification by Harold James( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Europe reborn : a history, 1914-2000 by Harold James( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and German and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early twentieth century brutal nation-states such as Mussolini's Italy, Stalin's Russia and Hitler's Germany came to the fore and the twin evils of dictatorship and war ensured the rapid destruction of liberal democracy, market economics and the international order. In contrast, the latter half was concerned with re-thinking and re-shaping these core values which still guide political life after the millennium. Harold James analyses the failures and achievements of the twentieth century. The demands of the post-war period, namely the place of Europe in a wider internation
Krupp : a history of the legendary German firm by Harold James( Book )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and German and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the story of the Krupp family and its industrial empire between the early nineteenth century and the present, and analyzes its transition from a family business to one owned by a non-profit foundation. Krupp founded a small steel mill in 1811, which established the basis for one of the largest and most important companies in the world by the end of the century. Famously loyal to its highly paid workers, it rejected an exclusive focus on profit, but the company also played a central role in the armament of Nazi Germany and the firm's head was convicted as a war criminal at Nuremberg. Yet after the war Krupp managed to rebuild itself and become a symbol of Germany once again -- this time open, economically successful, and socially responsible"--Publisher's description
Monetary and fiscal unification in nineteenth-century Germany : what can Kohl learn from Bismarck? by Harold James( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nazi dictatorship and the Deutsche Bank by Harold James( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the role of Deutsche Bank, Germany's largest commercial bank, in the Nazi dictatorship and asks how the bank changed and accommodated during a transition from democracy and a market economy to dictatorship and a planned economy. The book sets out the background of the world Depression and the German banking crisis of 1931 and looks at the restructuring of German banking. It offers new material on the bank's expansion in central and eastern Europe and summarizes recent research on the bank's controversial role in gold transactions and in the financing of the construction of Auschwitz. The book also examines the role played by particular personalities in the bank's development, notably Emil Georg von Stauss and Hermann Abs."--Jacket
The Third Reich : the essential readings( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Role of banks in the interwar economy( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enterprise in the period of fascism in Europe( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These papers were originally given at a conference organized by the Society for European Business History. They reflect the degree of interest and even urgency in the investigation of the involvement of business corporations and of individual businessmen in the politics of the 1930s and 1940s
Natural law, economics, and the common good : perspectives from natural law by Samuel Gregg( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008 and ongoing debt-related troubles there have been widespread calls to put banking and economic activity on a secure ethical foundation, either by regulation or through voluntary reform. In this volume a distinguished set of authors explore various economic, philosophical, and ethical ideas from historical, contemporary, and future-looking perspectives. At the core are two related ideas much mentioned but far more rarely examined: the idea of natura
Financial innovation, regulation and crises in history by Harold James( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With present concerns over the regulation of the banking industry continuing to make headlines, an examination of the historiography of financial crises is timely. With contributions from world-renowned figures such as Niall Ferguson, Adair Turner and William R White, this volume investigates how financial institutions and markets have undergone or reacted to past pressures, the role of financial innovations in this process and the regulatory responses that emerged as a result.<br>
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The end of globalization : lessons from the Great Depression
Alternative Names
Džejms, Chėrolʹd 1956-

Ha luo de Zhan mu si 1956-

Haluode-Zhanmusi 1956-

Harold James britischer Historiker

Harold James Brits economisch historicus

James, Harold

James Harold 1956-....

James, Harold D. 1956-

James, Harold Douglas

James, Harold Douglas 1956-

Zhanmusi, Haluode 1956-

هارولد جيمس

هارولد جیمز

제임스, 해롤드

ジェイムズ, ハロルド

English (313)

German (39)

Spanish (5)

Japanese (4)

Italian (1)

Polish (1)

Dutch (1)

A German identity : 1770-1990International monetary cooperation since Bretton WoodsThe creation and destruction of value : the globalization cycleThe Deutsche Bank and the Nazi economic war against the Jews : the expropriation of Jewish-owned propertyMaking the European monetary unionThe Roman predicament : how the rules of international order create the politics of empireWhen the Wall came down : reactions to German unificationEurope reborn : a history, 1914-2000