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China and the Mortgaging of America

Economic Interdependence and Domestic Politics


Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Helen Thompson
    Pages 1-29
  3. Helen Thompson
    Pages 31-50
  4. Helen Thompson
    Pages 99-125
  5. Helen Thompson
    Pages 127-150
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 151-173

About this book


In 2008, the economic relationship between the United States and China almost collapsed due to a crisis at two American mortgage corporations, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This book explains how that crisis came about, and analyzes the consequences and implications.


Asia China interdependence USA

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of CambridgeUK

About the authors

HELEN THOMPSON is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK. Her most recent book is Might, Right, Prosperity and Consent: Representative Democracy and the International Economy 1919-2001.

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