This book examines the principles on which the Bretton Woods system was based and of the theoretical and policy assumptions of the orthodox understanding of international economic relations. It presents the essentials of a theory of international economic and most especially monetary organisation.
Introduction Part I: The Organisation and Theory of International Stability 1. The Political Theory of International Money 2. International Economic Theory and Policy Part II: The Roots of Uneven Development and Structural Disintegration 3. The Dynamics of Uneven Development 4. Uneven Development, the Long Wave and Crisis Part III: Integration and Disintegration in the International Monetary System, 1945–81 5. The System and its Flaws: an Overview 6. Restructuring Monetary Relations, 1962–81 7. Beyond Breakdown