Towards a New International Monetary Order

  • Koen Byttebier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  3. Koen Byttebier
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  4. Koen Byttebier
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  6. Koen Byttebier
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About this book


This book presents a thorough and critical evaluation of the monetary and financial system prevalent in Western economies. Further, it seeks to explain why this system so often leads to financial crises and why they have been dealt with unsatisfactorily in the past. 
In order to provide answers to these questions, the book investigates the monetary and financial system from a multidisciplinary perspective, with a strong focus on the ethical value choices which throughout history have shaped the monetary and financial legal system. In the closing chapters, the book also advances a detailed proposal for a New Global Monetary Order, one based on altruism, as an alternative to the neoliberal values dominant today.


Monetary and financial systems Ethical values of the monetary and financial systems Banking system Banking crisis and its consequences Remedies for the financial crisis

Authors and affiliations

  • Koen Byttebier
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Economic Law and GovernanceFree University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-52517-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-52518-1
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