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By Ngaire Woods

"The IMF and the area financial institution have built-in numerous international locations into the area financial system via requiring governments to divulge heart's contents to international exchange, funding, and capital. they've got now not performed this out of natural fiscal zeal. Politics and their very own principles and conduct clarify a lot of why they've got provided globalization as an answer to demanding situations they've got confronted on this planet economy."―from the Introduction

The maximum good fortune of the overseas financial Fund and the realm financial institution has been as globalizers. yet at whose price? could borrowing nations be with no the IMF and global financial institution? This publication takes readers within those associations and the governments they paintings with. Ngaire Woods brilliantly decodes what they do and why they do it, utilizing unique examine, huge interviews conducted throughout many nations and associations, and scholarship from the fields of economics, legislations, and politics.

The Globalizers makes a speciality of either the political context of IMF and international financial institution activities and their influence at the international locations during which they intrude. After describing the real debates among U.S. planners and the Allies within the 1944 beginning at Bretton Woods, she analyzes understandings in their missions during the last area century. She strains the effect of the financial institution and the Fund within the fresh financial historical past of Mexico, of post-Soviet Russia, and within the self sustaining states of Africa. Woods concludes via presenting various reforms that will make the area financial institution and the IMF more suitable, equitable, and just.

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