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Description - Global Finance by Walden Bello

Leading thinkers, from both North and South, confront what is to be done about the clearly unstable world economic system. They examine a range of different ideas and approaches including: how do we renew the process of governance of the global economy?; can the IMF be reformed?; do we need a new World Financial Authority?; is there a case for capital controls?; can an international bankruptcy procedure be set up for countries, modelled on the USA's own domestic Chapter 11?; could the Tobin Tax on foreign currency transactions be part of the solution?; and what effective measures are needed to relieve the most deeply indebted countries? These questions are set in the context of understanding neo-liberalist economic thinking and policy. Fundamental questions are raised about recasting economic institutions and strategies on the basis of democratically controlled, environmentally compatible alternative lines.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781856497923
ISBN-10: 1856497925
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Walden Bello

Walden Bello is director of Focus on the Global South, heading up its Global and Regional Paradigms programme. He is professor of Sociology and Public Administration at the University of the Philippines in Manila. Nicola Bullard is the deputy director of Focus on the Global South. She has worked extensively with non-government organisations and trade unions. Kamal Malhotra was co-director of Focus on the Global South from 1994-99 and is currently a senior advisor in the Social Policy and Poverty Eradication Division of the United Nations Development Program.

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