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Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank

Kathryn C. Lavelle

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765348
eISBN:
9780199918959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765348.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Conventional understandings of U.S. foreign policy see Congress as an obstacle to multilateral cooperation. Kathryn Lavelle challenges the traditional view by considering Congress within the three ... More


The Bretton Woods Institutions: Evolution, Reform, and Change

Jong-Il You

in Governing Globalization: Issues and Institutions

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254033
eISBN:
9780191698187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254033.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The Bretton Woods institutions (BWIs), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Bank were created to bring about orderly development of the world economy in the post-World War II era. ... More


The Existing System and the Missing Institutions

Deepak Nayyar

in Governing Globalization: Issues and Institutions

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254033
eISBN:
9780191698187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254033.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter considers the institutions, with a focus on the United Nations, the Bretton Woods institutions, and the World Trade Organisation, to sketch some contours of reform and change necessary ... More


Towards Global Governance

Deepak Nayyar

in Governing Globalization: Issues and Institutions

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254033
eISBN:
9780191698187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254033.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The United Nations and the Bretton Woods institutions were created in an altogether different context. The countries that created tehm wanted to improve the living conditions of their people through ... More


Introduction

Kathryn C. Lavelle

in Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765348
eISBN:
9780199918959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765348.003.0000
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter lays out the rationale for the study of the relationship between Congress and the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. It proposes the concept of congressional ... More


Globalization and the Logic of International Collective Action: Re-examining the Bretton Woods Institutions

Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Governing Globalization: Issues and Institutions

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254033
eISBN:
9780191698187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254033.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The fixed exchange rate system had been abandoned back in 1971, raising questions at that time about the role of the International Monetary Fund. However, the abandonment of the fixed exchange rate ... More


Implications of the World Financial Crisis: What Role for the United Nations?

Sabine von Schorlemer

in From Bilateralism to Community Interest: Essays in Honour of Bruno Simma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199588817
eISBN:
9780191725272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588817.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The current global financial crisis, being mainly the result of speculative lending and investment in major international finance centres of the North, is affecting all countries and all people ... More


The Role and Influence of International Financial Institutions

Danny Leipziger

in International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199671656
eISBN:
9780191751127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671656.003.0050
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Development thinking has evolved from the early works of W. Arthur Lewis and Paul Rosenstein-Rodan and has been influenced by new and varied schools of thought. Emphases have shifted from capital ... More


Cognitive Dissonance: Postwar Economic Development Strategies and Bretton Woods International Financial Stability

Jan Kregel

in Macroeconomics and Development: Roberto Frenkel and the Economics of Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175081
eISBN:
9780231541213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175081.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

the chapter offers a deep critique of the way the Bretton Woods framework addressed the simultaneous objectives of pursuing international financial stability and fostering growth in developing ... More


Power, legitimacy, and the interpretation of democracy

Katherine Fierlbeck

in Globalizing Democracy: Power, Legitimacy and the Interpretation of Democratic Ideas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719049958
eISBN:
9781781701416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719049958.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores the political context surrounding the inflation of democratic meaning. It also reports a very basic conception of ‘democratic neutrality’ which preserves the ability of ... More


Economic Liberalization and Constraints to Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

K. S. Jomo and Rudiger von Arnim

in Good Growth and Governance in Africa: Rethinking Development Strategies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698561
eISBN:
9780191738142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698561.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This paper critically reviews the impact of globalization on Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) since the early 1980s. The large gains expected from opening up to international economic forces have, to date, ... More


Good Governance and the Marketisation of Human Rights

Oche Onazi

in Human Rights from Community: A Rights-Based Approach to Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748654673
eISBN:
9780748693870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748654673.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses how the market-based human rights approach works, especially how it emerges as a main response to state failure. It provides reasons for its emergence, its philosophical ... More


Poverty, social exclusion and social polarisation: the need to construct an international welfare state

Peter Townsend

in World poverty: New policies to defeat an old enemy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343956
eISBN:
9781447304340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343956.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter presents a general account of trends in development from the 1960s, when poverty was placed at the forefront of international concern. The continued emphasis on economic growth by the ... More


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