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The planned economies and international economic organizations /
Jozef M. van Brabant.
imprint
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
description
xv, 318 p. ; 24 cm. --
ISBN
0521383501
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imprint
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
isbn
0521383501
catalogue key
2719357
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 284-300) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1992-02:
This excellent inquiry by a respected and prolific author examines issues inhibiting fuller participation of centrally planned economies (CPEs) in the international trading, financial, and monetary systems (ITS, IFS, and IMS). Recognizing the erosion of the international economic order (IEO) over the last 20 years because of the growth of bilateralism and protectionism, Brabant first examines wartime objectives and their frustration (1941-47), then discusses key features of the economic organization and management in CPEs as they have evolved up to late 1989. Next he looks at key features of the IMS and ITS, and suggests reforms of the IMS and ITS to accommodate the CPEs and developing countries. Two criticisms: the title does not convey the breadth of coverage; there is much in this book to attract and educate a general reader of international economics. Secondly, the 1991 publication date is misleading because the book does not touch upon German unification, the breakdown of CMEA, and the democratization taking place in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Poland. Consequently, some presumed objections of the CPEs to participation in the IEO are now moot. Upper-division undergraduate collections and above.-B. B. Brown Jr., Southern Oregon State College
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Main Description
This 1991 book was the first comprehensive study of the role of socialist countries within the international economic order. The author presents an overview of the emergence of the postwar economic order and examines the key features of three kinds of centrally planned economies. He then analyses the role of financial frameworks and the international trade system in ensuring smooth economic relations among market-type economies and he details the problems of associating typical CPEs within them. Finally Jozef van Brabant explores the possibility of reconstituting a multilateral economic order that can provide greater security, predictability, stability, and reliability in international economic relations. The Planned Economies and International Economic Organizations was written at a time when the Soviet Union and other centrally planned economies were seeking closer links with the mainstream world economy. It will therefore be of interest to governments and institutional economists as well as to students and specialists of Soviet and East European studies, international relations and comparative economics.
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This 1991 book was the first comprehensive study of the role of socialist countries within the international economic order. The author presents an overview of the emergence of the postwar economic order and examines the key features of three kinds of centrally planned economies.
Description for Library
This is the first comprehensive study of the role of socialist countries within the international economic order. The author presents an overview of the emergence of the postwar economic order and examines the key features of three kinds of centrally planned economies. He then analyses the role of financial frameworks and the international trade system in ensuring smooth economic relations among market-type economies and he details the problems of associating typical CPEs within them. Finally Jozef van Brabant explores the possibility of reconstituting a multilateral economic order that can provide greater security, predictability, stability, and reliability in international economic relations.
Main Description
This is the first comprehensive study of the role of socialist countries within the international economic order. The author presents an overview of the emergence of the postwar economic order and examines the key features of three kinds of centrally planned economies. He then analyzes the role of financial frameworks and the international trade system in ensuring smooth economic relations among market-type economies and he details the problems of associating typical CPEs within them. Finally Jozef van Brabant explores the possibility of reconstituting a multilateral economic order that can provide greater security, predictability, stability and reliability in international economic relations. The Planned Economies and International Economic Organizations is written at a time when the Soviet Union and other centrally planned economies are seeking closer links with the mainstream world economy. It will therefore be of interest to governments and institutional economists as well as to students and specialists of Soviet and East European studies, international relations and comparative economics.
Table of Contents
List of tables
Preface
Notes on transliteration, referencing and units
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Wartime planning for a new economic order
Basic features of CPEs
International monetary arrangements and Eastern Europe
The international trading system and the CPEs
The CPEs and reform of the global economic order
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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