Britain and the Sterling Area

Author: Dr Catherine Schenk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134860548
Release Date: 1994-06-30
Genre: Business & Economics

To complement current work on the British domestic economy in the post-war period it is necessary to examine external economic policy. Whilst considerable work has been done on Britain's relations with Europe and with America, the complexities of the sterling area have remained obscure. This volume makes a significant contribution to unravelling the strands of British external economic policy in the post-war period.

The Decline of Sterling

Author: Catherine R. Schenk
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139487252
Release Date: 2010-05-27
Genre: Business & Economics

The demise of sterling as an international currency was widely predicted after 1945, but the process took thirty years to complete. Why was this demise so prolonged? Traditional explanations emphasize British efforts to prolong sterling's role because it increased the capacity to borrow, enhanced prestige, or supported London as a centre for international finance. This book challenges this view by arguing that sterling's international role was prolonged by the weakness of the international monetary system and by collective global interest in its continuation. Using the archives of Britain's partners in Europe, the USA and the Commonwealth, Catherine Schenk shows how the UK was able to convince other governments that sterling's international role was critical for the stability of the international economy and thereby attract considerable support to manage its retreat. This revised view has important implications for current debates over the future of the US dollar as an international currency.

Economic Co Operation in the Commonwealth

Author: Guy Arnold
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483186184
Release Date: 2014-05-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Economic Co-Operation in the Commonwealth focuses on the dynamics, issues, and political color of economic co-operation in the Commonwealth countries. The publication first elaborates on the economics of imperialism and basis for economic co-operation. Discussions focus on factors after the war, emergence of new Commonwealth, beginnings of aids, independence, free trade and protection, and World War I. The text then elaborates on trade, sterling, and investment and economic blocs. Topics include common market, United States, regional blocs, pattern of the Commonwealth trade, sterling and the sterling area, and investment. The manuscript ponders on immigration and minorities, neo-colonialism, and aid, including general flow of aid, Commonwealth needs, and Commonwealth aid effort and plan. The publication is a vital source of information for researchers interested in the economic co-operation in the Commonwealth countries.

Britain and the Sterling Area

Author: Catherine Ruth Schenk
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415097727
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Business & Economics

To complement current work on the British domestic economy in the post-war period, it is necessary to examine external economic policy. Whilst considerable work has been done on Britain's relations with Europe and with America, the complexities of the sterling area have remained obscure. This volume aims to make a significant contribution to unravelling the strands of British external economic policy in the post-war period.

Economic Co Operation in the Commonwealth

Author: Guy Arnold
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483186184
Release Date: 2014-05-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Economic Co-Operation in the Commonwealth focuses on the dynamics, issues, and political color of economic co-operation in the Commonwealth countries. The publication first elaborates on the economics of imperialism and basis for economic co-operation. Discussions focus on factors after the war, emergence of new Commonwealth, beginnings of aids, independence, free trade and protection, and World War I. The text then elaborates on trade, sterling, and investment and economic blocs. Topics include common market, United States, regional blocs, pattern of the Commonwealth trade, sterling and the sterling area, and investment. The manuscript ponders on immigration and minorities, neo-colonialism, and aid, including general flow of aid, Commonwealth needs, and Commonwealth aid effort and plan. The publication is a vital source of information for researchers interested in the economic co-operation in the Commonwealth countries.

The British Commonwealth and Victory in the Second World War

Author: Iain E. Johnston-White
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137589170
Release Date: 2016-12-28
Genre: History

This book is the first comprehensive study of the British Commonwealth in the Second World War. Britain and its Dominions, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, formed the most durable, cooperative and interchangeable alliance of the war. Iain E. Johnston-White looks in depth at how the Commonwealth war effort was financed, the training of airmen for the air war, the problems of seaborne supply and the battles fought in North Africa. Fully one third of the ‘British’ effort originated in the Dominions, a contribution that was only possible through the symbiotic relationship that Britain maintained with its former settler-colonies. This cooperation was based upon a mutual self-interest that was largely maintained throughout the war. In this book, Johnston-White offers a fundamental reorientation in our understanding of British grand strategy in the Second World War.

Economic Relations Between Britain and Australia from the 1940s 196

Author: J. Singleton
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781403919731
Release Date: 2001-12-14
Genre: History

In the early postwar era, Britain enjoyed a very close economic relationship with Australia and New Zealand through their common membership of the Sterling Area and the Commonwealth Preference Area. This book examines the breakdown of this relationship in the 1950 and 1960s. Britain and Australasia were driven apart by disputes over industrial protection, agriculture, capital supplies, and relations with other countries. Special emphasis is given to the implications for Australia and New Zealand of Britain's growing interest in European integration.

Survey of British Commonwealth Affairs

Author: Nicholas Mansergh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136242960
Release Date: 2013-08-21
Genre: Political Science

First Published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.