The Challenges of Globalization : : Economy and Politics in Germany, 1860-1914 / / Cornelius Torp.

In the mid nineteenth century a process began that appears, from a present-day perspective, to have been the first wave of economic globalization. Within a few decades global economic integration reached a level that equaled, and in some respects surpassed, that of the present day. This book describ...

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Place / Publishing House:New York; , Oxford : : Berghahn Books, , [2014]
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Year of Publication:2014
Language:English
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Physical Description:1 online resource (388 p.)
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Other title:Frontmatter --
Contents --
List of Figures and Tables --
Acknowledgements --
List of Abbreviations --
Introduction --
Chapter 1. The German Empire in the World Economy before 1914 --
Chapter 2. Foreign Trade Policy in the Free Trade Era --
Chapter 3. The Shift towards Protectionism --
Chapter 4. The Caprivi Trade Treaties --
Chapter 5. The Conflict over the Bülow Tariff: The Genesis of the Customs Tariff Reform of 1902 --
Chapter 6. German Trade Policy after the Turn of the Century: A Two-Country Study --
Conclusion --
Appendix --
Endnotes --
Sources and Bibliography --
Subject Index --
Name Index
Summary:In the mid nineteenth century a process began that appears, from a present-day perspective, to have been the first wave of economic globalization. Within a few decades global economic integration reached a level that equaled, and in some respects surpassed, that of the present day. This book describes the interpenetration of the German economy with an emerging global economy before the First World War, while also demonstrating the huge challenge posed by globalization to the society and politics of the German Empire. The stakes for both the winners and losers of the intensifying world market played a major role in dividing German society into camps with conflicting socio-economic priorities. As foreign trade policy moved into the center stage of political debates, the German government found it increasingly difficult to pursue a successful policy that avoided harming German exports and consumer interests while also seeking to placate a growing protectionist movement.  
Format:Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
ISBN:9781782385035
9783110998238
DOI:10.1515/9781782385035
Access:restricted access
Hierarchical level:Monograph
Statement of Responsibility: Cornelius Torp.