The International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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By (author) James Raymond Vreeland
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) by James Raymond Vreeland
Book DescriptionThis is a clear and concise introduction to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and an overview of its debates and controversies. Where did the IMF come from? What does it do? Why do so many governments participate in its programs and what are their effects? How can we best reform this key global institution? These are some of the key questions addressed. In our age of thinking global, the IMF is a crucial institution and central to understanding international relations and current affairs. Founded in the aftermath of the Second World War, its basic purposes were to facilitate world trade and promote national prosperity. The founders hoped that never again would the world experience the trade policies that led up to the Great Depression. This book outlines and questions these targets and assesses actual achievements. It also details how despite originally focusing on Europe, the Fund has gradually shifted to involvement with poorer developing countries, but to what ends and with how much success? This study both poses and tackles the tough questions facing our global community today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415374637
(216mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author James Raymond Vreeland
Political Economy of the United Nations Security Council, Hardback (May 2014)
This book investigates the ways governments trade money for favors at the United Nations Security Council.
Globalization and the Nation State, Hardback (March 2005)
This book brings together an international team of contributors to assess the political economy of the IMF and World Bank programs. Contributors include Stephen Coate, Stephen Morris, Ravi Kanbur and Allen Drazen.
IMF and Economic Development, Hardback (March 2003)» View all books by James Raymond Vreeland
This book argues that governments enter IMF programs for economic and political reasons.
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Author Biography - James Raymond Vreeland
James Raymond Vreeland (Ph.D., New York University, 1999) is Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University, USA.
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