The Failure of Economic Diplomacy

Britain, Germany, France and the United States, 1931–36

  • Patricia Clavin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 203-279

About this book


Based on new archival research, this is the first comprehensive study of the failure of international co-operation to combat the Great Depression. The book explores the impact of protectionism, reparations and war debts, as well as the more well known disagreements on monetary issues which, together, helped to prolong the most profound economic depression of the twentieth century. The economic and diplomatic lessons drawn from this period by the major powers - particularly German intelligence as to the deep divisions in Anglo-American economic relations - also provide an important contribution to understanding the origins of the Second World War and the diplomatic and economic order created in its aftermath.


20. Jahrhundert 20th century Anglo-American Britain Diplomacy France Great Depression trade USA

Authors and affiliations

  • Patricia Clavin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KeeleUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-39189-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37269-6
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