Geography of Power by Richard Peet
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Geography of Power
By Richard Peet

Geography of Power

Making Global Economic Policy

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Geography of Power by Richard Peet

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This work looks at how contemporary global economic policies are made: by which institutions, under what ideologies, and how they are enforced. The author reveals the central roles played by organizations such as the IMF and the World Bank in supervising the livelihoods of over 2.5 billion people. He shows that neoliberal economic policy is enforced by a few thousand unelected and unaccountable experts in the North and has failed to deliver tolerable living conditions for the poor. The book argues for a new geographic theory of power, exercised through dominant institutions, concentrated in hegemonic power centers. It seeks to transform the existing geography of policy-making power by exposing its structures, centers and mechanisms, critiquing its intellectual foundations, uncovering its un-democratic justifications, and passionately supporting its opponents. The conclusion makes a further positive contribution by exploring policy alternatives that point the way forward.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781842777114
ISBN-10: 1842777114
Format: Paperback
(217mm x 143mm x 12mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard Peet

Richard Peet is Professor of Geography at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. His published books include: Radical Geography (1977), Global Capitalism (1991), Modern Geographical Thought (1998), Liberation Ecologies (1996 and 2004) and Unholy Trinity: The IMF, World Bank and WTO (Zed 2003).

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