Ruling the Waves : The Political Economy of International Shipping. First dustjacket

By: CAFRUNY, Alan W. Studies in International Political Economy

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CAFRUNY, Alan W. Ruling the Waves : The Political Economy of International Shipping. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London : University of California Press, 1987. First Printing. Pp (12),[ix]-xvii,(1),1-323,(7). Tables in text. 8vo, dark blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. McConville and Rickaby, Shipping Business and Maritime Economics: An Annotated International Bibliography 2861. "In this trenchant analysis, Alan Cafruny explores the structure and history of international shipping to illuminate important aspects of our international political economy. He identifies a succession of international shipping regimes from the sixteenth century to the present and shows how changes in these regimes were linked to the nature and distribution of international power. Asserting that prior to the twentieth century hegemonic power created liberal shipping regimes to advance trading interests, Cafruny charts how political and economic developments in the late nineteenth centuryrendered this classical shipping liberalism obsolete. As a hegemonic power , the United States constructed a regime that included elements of both domination over and accommodation to the needs of trading partners and allies.As its international power declined in the 1960s, however, its policies sh itted. Cafruny shows how the current narrower and more forceful policies reflect the status of the United States as no longer hegemonic, though still an extremely powerful international actor. Ruling the Waves underlines the importance of considering not only economic and legal factors but also the politics of declining hegemony in studying the international political economy. In proving that the United states continues to dominate the politics of international shipping, Cafruny both provides a more satisfactory conceptof hegemonic stability and recasts the problem of cooperation in internati onal economic regimes." (from the dj). Contents :Introduction. Part One: Global Shipping Regimes: Theory and History. 1. The Crisis of Hegemonic Decline. 2. International Maritime Relations: Mercantilism, Freedom, Imperialism. Part Two: The Atlantic Order. 3. The Creation of an Atlantic Regime. 4. The Bulk/Raw Materials Sector: The Flag of Convenience Issue. 5. The Liner Sector. Part Three: The Challenge to the Old Regime. 6. The UNCTAD Code of Conduct for Liner Conferences. 7. United States Shipping Policy: State Powerand Cartels. 8. European Community Shipping Policy: Europe vs. America. 9. The Future ot International Liner Shipping. 10. Flags of Convenience: The New Assault. Conclusion. Penned underlining to 40 pages, name, else very good in dustjacket. 50.00

Title: Ruling the Waves : The Political Economy of International Shipping. First dustjacket

Author Name: CAFRUNY, Alan W. Studies in International Political Economy

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Publisher: University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London, 1987, ISBN:0520059689:

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