Unholy Trinity: The IMF, World Bank and WTO

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Zed Books, 2003 - Business & Economics - 250 pages
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This work shows how the world's leading financial institutions - the IMF, World Bank and WTO - have been hijacked by the economic ideology of neoliberalism and the interest behind it, particularly from the 1980s onwards and in relation to their global financial, developmental and trade management roles. Instead of their original clearly defined, circumscribed and even benign responsibilities, they have now become the financial policemen of a global economy characterized by mounting extremes of rich and poor, recurrent instability, and failure over a half century to solve the problems of the developing countries. The story of the mounting opposition to these institutions is told. And the book concludes with a trenchant review of the various ideas now being canvassed not simply for their radical reform, but for alternative principles that might guide a very different form of globalization.
 

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Geography professor Peet explores the institutional histories of the three pillars of the global financial order, from their circumscribed beginnings at the post-war Bretton Woods Conference to their ... Read full review

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He is a godforsaken terrible writer, and I mean terrible. This book, the most recent edition, is unfocused, and more importantly disjointed,and heavily biased. It got to the point where, even when he ... Read full review

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Richard Peet is Professor of Geography at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. He obtained his PhD at the University of California in 1968. He was the Editor of the journal, Antipode, from 1970 to 1985 and Co-Editor of Economic Geography between 1992 and 1998. His published books include:Radical Geography: Alternative Viewpoints on Contemporary Social Issues (Maaroufa Press, Chicago, 1977)Global Capitalism: Theories of Societal Development (Routledge, London 1991)Modern Geographical Thought (Blackwell, Oxford, 1998).

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