Nation-States and Money
|Titolo|| Nation-States and Money|
|Curatore||Emily Gilbert; Eric Helleiner|
|Lingua||Testo in Inglese|
|Formato||PDF con DRM |
|Compatibilità||Tutti i dispositivi |
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|National currencies appear to be threatened from all sides. European Union member countries are due to abandon their national currencies in favour of a supranational currency by the year 2000. Elsewhere, the use of foreign currencies within national economic spaces is on the increase, as shown by the growth of eurocurrency activity, and currency substitution in many parts of the world. In the last decade, privately-issued sub-national local currencies have also proliferated in a number of countries, and predict the emergence of private electronic monies of the future. |
In the light of these transformations, this book asks what the future holds for national currencies. The first half of the volume addresses issues relating to money leading up to, and during, the formation of national currencies. Ranging widely in their historical and geographical context, the papers problematise the relationship between money and nation-states by examining alternative forms and uses of currencies during this period. The second half look at contemporary challenges faced by national currencies.
This volume suggests that the future of national currencies is very much implicated in how money, nations and states have been interrelated in the past. Money, it suggests, is not solely an economic phenomena but as a historical, geographical, political, social and cultural phenomenon. Bringing together a number of interdisciplinary experts, Nation-States and Money provides a very topical, varied perspective on the past and possible future between money and nation-states. It is written for students and researchers in economics, international relations, international political economy, sociology and geography.