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James, Harold 1956-

Works: 119 works in 780 publications in 8 languages and 23,455 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Opponent, Author of introduction, Creator
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Most widely held works about Harold James
Most widely held works by Harold James
The Deutsche Bank and the Nazi economic war against the Jews : the expropriation of Jewish-owned property by Harold James( )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,514 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 Roman predicament : how the rules of international order create the politics of empire by Harold James( )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 2,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James summons this argument, first put forth more than two centuries ago in Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations and Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, to put current events into perspective. The world now finds itself staggering between a set of internationally negotiated trading rules and exchange--rate regimes, and the enforcement practiced by a sometimes-imperial America. These two forces--liberal international order and empire--will one day feed on each other to create a shakeup in global relations, James predicts. To reinforce his point, he invokes the familiar bon mot once applied to the British Empire: "When Britain could not rule the waves, it waived the rules." Despite the pessimistic prognostications of Smith and Gibbon, who saw no way out of this dilemma, James ends his book on a less depressing note. He includes a chapter on one possible way in which the world could resolve the Roman Predicament--by opting for a global system based on values as opposed to rules
International monetary cooperation since Bretton Woods by Harold James( )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,850 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 end of globalization : lessons from the Great Depression by Harold James( Book )

41 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,758 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
The creation and destruction of value : the globalization cycle by Harold James( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,564 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
International financial history in the twentieth century : system and anarchy( )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this book, written by some of the leading experts in the field and covering over a hundred years of economic history, examine the history of the international financial system in terms of the current debate about globalization and its limits
Making the European monetary union by Harold James( )

29 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,240 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
Europe reborn : a history, 1914-2000 by Harold James( )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,137 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( )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and German and held by 963 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
Family capitalism : Wendels, Haniels, Falcks, and the continental European model by Harold James( )

15 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Family Capitalism, James tells how "iron masters" of a classical industrial cast were succeeded by new generations who wanted to shift to information-age systems technologies, and how families and firms wrestled with social and economic changes that occasionally tore them apart. Finally, the author shows how the trajectories of the firms were influenced by political, military, economic, and social events and how these firms illuminate a European model of "relationship capitalism.""--Jacket
A German identity : 1770-1990 by Harold James( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The German slump : politics and economics, 1924-1936 by Harold James( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural law, economics, and the common good : perspectives from natural law by Samuel Gregg( )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 565 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
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 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The euro and the battle of ideas by Markus Konrad Brunnermeier( Book )

19 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why is Europe's great monetary endeavor, the Euro, in trouble? A string of economic difficulties in Greece, Ireland, Spain, Italy, and other Eurozone nations has left observers wondering whether the currency union can survive. In this book, Markus Brunnermeier, Harold James, and Jean-Pierre Landau argue that the core problem with the Euro lies in the philosophical differences between the founding countries of the Eurozone, particularly Germany and France. But the authors also show how these seemingly incompatible differences can be reconciled to ensure Europe's survival. As the authors demonstrate, Germany, a federal state with strong regional governments, saw the Maastricht Treaty, the framework for the Euro, as a set of rules. France, on the other hand, with a more centralized system of government, saw the framework as flexible, to be overseen by governments. The authors discuss how the troubles faced by the Euro have led its member states to focus on national, as opposed to collective, responses, a reaction explained by the resurgence of the battle of economic ideas: rules vs. discretion, liability vs. solidarity, solvency vs. liquidity, austerity vs. stimulus. Weaving together economic analysis and historical reflection, The Euro and the Battle of Ideas provides a forensic investigation and a road map for Europe's future." ; Publisher's description
Financial innovation, regulation and crises in history by Harold James( )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 407 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.--
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 391 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 376 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 )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 366 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 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Džejms, Chėrolʹd 1956-

Ha luo de Zhan mu si 1956-

Haluode-Zhanmusi 1956-

Harold James brita historiisto

Harold James britischer Historiker

Harold James Brits economisch historicus

Harold James historiador británico

Harold James historien britannique

Harold James Suurbritannia ajaloolane

James, Harold

James Harold 1956-....

James, Harold D. 1956-

James, Harold Douglas

James, Harold Douglas 1956-

Zhanmusi, Haluode 1956-

Харольд Джеймс

هارولد جيمس

هارولد جيمس مؤرخ بريطاني

هارولد جیمز

제임스, 해롤드

ジェイムズ, ハロルド

The Roman predicament : how the rules of international order create the politics of empireInternational monetary cooperation since Bretton WoodsThe end of globalization : lessons from the Great DepressionThe creation and destruction of value : the globalization cycleInternational financial history in the twentieth century : system and anarchyMaking the European monetary unionEurope reborn : a history, 1914-2000Family capitalism : Wendels, Haniels, Falcks, and the continental European model