Fifty Years is Enough: The Case Against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund / Edition 1

Fifty Years is Enough: The Case Against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund / Edition 1

by Kevin Danaher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0896084957

ISBN-13: 9780896084957

Pub. Date: 07/01/1999

Publisher: South End Press


As the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) celebrate fifty years of economic dominion over the Third World, this reader brings the best progressive authors together to critique these two main proponents of neo-liberalism. 50 Years is Enough covers such topics as failed development projects, the feminization of poverty, the detruction of the…  See more details below

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As the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) celebrate fifty years of economic dominion over the Third World, this reader brings the best progressive authors together to critique these two main proponents of neo-liberalism. 50 Years is Enough covers such topics as failed development projects, the feminization of poverty, the detruction of the environment, the internal workings of the World Bank and the IMF, and the struggle to build alternatives to neo-liberal policies.It also includes a guide to the many organizations involved in the struggle to reform the World Bank and the IMF.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896084957
Publisher:
South End Press
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Series:
Project of Global Exchange Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
207
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface: Redefining Development
Introduction1
1World Bank/IMF: 50 Years Is Enough6
2Global Economic Counterrevolution: How Northern Economic Warfare Devastates the South14
3IMF/World Bank Wreak Havoc on Third World20
4The Free Trade Connection24
5The Debt Boomerang29
6The Doctrine of Odious Debts35
7Whatever Happened to Third World Debt?39
8Brazil: Drowning in Debt44
9World Bank and IMF Adjustment Lending in Chile51
10Structural Adjustment and Costa Rican Agriculture56
11World Bank and IMF Adjustment Lending in the Philippines62
12Jamaica: The Showpiece That Didn't Stand Up68
13Ghana: The World Bank's Sham Showcase78
14Mozambique: In the Coils of Structural Adjustment83
15Food for Thought: Senegal's Struggle with Structural Adjustment85
16From Apartheid to Neoliberalism in South Africa88
17Zimbabwe: SAP Means "Suffering for African People"92
18Stealing from the State (Mexico, Hungary & Kenya)95
19International Institutions Practicing Environmental Double Standards102
20World Bank Takes Control of UNCED's Environment Fund107
21The World Bank and Tribal Peoples112
22Fury Over a River117
23The World Bank and the Feminization of Poverty121
24Women, Structural Adjustment and Empowerment124
25Battling the World Bank128
26Internal Report Card Looks Bad for Structural Adjustments135
27World Bank Failures Soar to 37.5% of Completed Projects in 1991137
28The World Bank After the Wapenhans Report - What Now?139
29The World Bank's New Rules (Same as the Old Rules)146
30World Bunk148
31Banking on Poverty: An Insider's Look at the World Bank152
32Fighting Poverty at the World Bank161
33International Tribunal Judges the G-7165
34African Alternative Framework to Structural Adjustment169
35Reforming the Global Environment Facility179
36Little World Banks183
Conclusion: What to Do?186
Suggested Reading188
Resource Groups190
Contributors192
Index195
About Global Exchange208
About South End Press210

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