Sovereign Debt at the Crossroads: Challenges and Proposals for Resolving the Third World Debt Crisis by Chris Jochnick, Fraser A. Preston | | 9780195168006 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Sovereign Debt at the Crossroads: Challenges and Proposals for Resolving the Third World Debt Crisis

Sovereign Debt at the Crossroads: Challenges and Proposals for Resolving the Third World Debt Crisis

by Chris Jochnick, Fraser A. Preston
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195168003

ISBN-13: 9780195168006

Pub. Date: 04/13/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Recent world events have created a compelling need for new perspectives and realistic solutions to the problem of sovereign debt. The success of the Jubilee 2000 movement in raising public awareness of the devastating effects of debt, the spectacular default and economic implosion of Argentina, and the high-profile write-down of Iraqi debt have helped spur a global

Overview

Recent world events have created a compelling need for new perspectives and realistic solutions to the problem of sovereign debt. The success of the Jubilee 2000 movement in raising public awareness of the devastating effects of debt, the spectacular default and economic implosion of Argentina, and the high-profile write-down of Iraqi debt have helped spur a global debate over sovereign debt. With contributions from leading members of the international debt community, including creditor and debtor representatives, economists, bankers, lawyers, activists, social scientists, and politicians, this book offers a timely guide for understanding and influencing that debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195168006
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/13/2006
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Contributorsxiii
Introduction3
Part ISovereign Debt: History and Impacts
1Creditor Initiatives in the 1980s and 1990s13
2Playing Games with African Lives: The G7 Debt Relief Strategy and the Politics of Indifference35
3Sovereign Debt and the Debt Crisis in Emerging Countries: The Experience of the 1990s55
Part IISovereign Debt: Law and Ethics
4Ecological Debt-The Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren83
5Defining "Illegitimate Debt": When Creditors Should Be Liable for Improper Loans109
6The Legal Case for Debt Repudiation132
7Ethics, Market and Government Failure, and Globalization: Perspectives on Debt and Finance158
8Helping the Poor to Help Themselves: Debt Relief or Aid?174
Part IIISovereign Debt: Prospects and Proposals
9Using International Finance to Further Conservation: The First 15 Years of Debt-for-Nature Swaps197
10Odious Debt215
11Dealing Comprehensively, and Justly, with Sovereign Debt226
12The IMF's SDRM-Simply Disastrous Rescheduling Management?246
13Dealing with Sovereign Debt: Trends and Implications267
14The Jubliee 2000 Campaign: A Brief Overview297
Index319

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