UN and Global Political Economy
Trade, Finance, and Development
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UN and Global Political Economy by John Toye
Book DescriptionAgainst the backdrop of a 20-year revolt against free trade orthodoxy by economists inside the UN and their impact on policy discussions since the 1960s, the authors show how the UN both nurtured and inhibited creative and novel intellectual contributions to the trade and development debate. Presenting a stirring account of the main UN actors in this debate, The UN and Global Political Economy focuses on the accomplishments and struggles of UN economists and the role played by such UN agencies as the Department of Economic (and Social) Affairs, the United Nations Commission on Trade and Development, and the Economic Commission for Latin America (and the Caribbean). It also looks closely at the effects of the Latin American debt crisis of the 1980s, the growing strength of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the 1990s, and the lessons to be drawn from these and other recent developments.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253216861
(5983mm x 3971mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 25-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John Toye
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This title identifies those sectors where aid-funded interventions succeeded, and where they failed. It explains how India avoided problems of aid dependence, and managed the political tensions that are associated with aid policy dialogue.
Keynes on Population, Hardback (July 2000)
Keynes had strong views on population questions, but this aspect of his work has been unduly neglected. Keynes on Population publishes his lectures on population, which do not appear in the Collected Writings. Toye's commentary clarifies their context and the subsequent reversals in Keynes's beliefs about population.
Aid and Power, Paperback (October 1995)
This revised edition of Aid and Power takes account of the changes within the World Bank and the extension of policy based lending to the formerly socialist economies of east and central Europe.
Trade and Poor Economies, Paperback (November 1979)» View all books by John Toye
First Published in 1979. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Author Biography - John Toye
John Toye is a political economist who has directed research on economic development at the Universities of Wales, Sussex, and Oxford. He has also worked as a British civil servant, as the director of a private consultancy company, and as a director of the United Nations Committee on Trade and Development. His previous books include Dilemmas of Development (2nd ed., 1993) and Keynes on Population (2000) and he has published numerous academic articles. Richard Toye is lecturer in history at Homerton College, Cambridge. He is the author of The Labour Party and the Planned Economy, 19311951 (2003) and co-author, with Jamie Miller, of Cripps versus Clayton (forthcoming).
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