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The Resource The World Bank : a critical primer, Eric Toussaint ; translated by Elizabeth Anne [and 10 others] ; edited by Sylvain Dropsy

The World Bank : a critical primer, Eric Toussaint ; translated by Elizabeth Anne [and 10 others] ; edited by Sylvain Dropsy

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The World Bank : a critical primer
Title
The World Bank
Title remainder
a critical primer
Statement of responsibility
Eric Toussaint ; translated by Elizabeth Anne [and 10 others] ; edited by Sylvain Dropsy
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Author
Editor
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
The World Bank is a controversial organisation. It is widely viewed with suspicion, as the international economic arm of the US, in thrall to the President who is responsible for appointing the head of the Bank. Eric Toussaint gives a highly readable account of just why the World Bank has become so powerful. In short, clear chapters he shows how the bank operates, who funds it, and what it sets out to promote. The Bank's main purpose is to grant loans to all the newly independent states of the developing world, to help them on their journey to recovery after colonial occupation. In reality, the conditions imposed on these states -- including enforced privatisation of all public services, and enforced neo-liberal rules on trade -- mean that the Bank has become the new colonial authority in everything but name. This is a perfect book for anyone looking for a critical introduction to the history of the Bank and its role in world affairs
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digitized
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Toussaint, Eric
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dropsy, Sylvain
  • Anne, Elizabeth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World Bank
  • Banque mondiale
  • World Bank
  • Developing countries
  • Economic assistance
  • Conditionality (International relations)
  • Pays en voie de développement
  • Aide économique
  • Conditionnalité (Relations internationales)
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Colonial influence
  • Conditionality (International relations)
  • Economic assistance
  • Developing countries
Label
The World Bank : a critical primer, Eric Toussaint ; translated by Elizabeth Anne [and 10 others] ; edited by Sylvain Dropsy
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-309) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The creation of the Bretton Woods institutions -- The first years of the World Bank (1946-62) -- Difficult beginnings between the UN and the World Bank -- The post-1945 context : the Marshall Plan and US bilateral aid -- A bank under the influence -- World Bank and IMF support of dictatorships -- The World Bank and the Philippines (1946-90) -- The World Bank's support of the dictatorship in Turkey -- The World Bank in Indonesia, a textbook case of intervention -- The World Bank's theories of development -- South Korea : the miracle unmasked -- The debt trap -- The World Bank saw the debt crisis looming -- The Mexican debt crisis and the World Bank -- The World Bank and the IMF : the creditors' bailiffs -- Presidents Barber Conable and Lewis Preston (1986-95) -- James Wolfensohn switches on the charm (1995-2005) -- Debates in Washington at the start of the twenty-first century -- The World Bank's accounts -- Paul Wolfowize, tenth World Bank president -- Structural adjustment and the Washington concensus : are they things of the past? -- The World Bank and respect for human rights -- Time to put an end to World Bank impunity -- An indictment of the World Bank -- Appendix: The World Bank group fact sheet -- Afterword: The World Bank : hands up, this is a hold-up! -- Glossary
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ocn664253477
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Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 314 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781849643764
Lccn
2008273544
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18fnfvd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)664253477
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The World Bank : a critical primer, Eric Toussaint ; translated by Elizabeth Anne [and 10 others] ; edited by Sylvain Dropsy
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-309) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The creation of the Bretton Woods institutions -- The first years of the World Bank (1946-62) -- Difficult beginnings between the UN and the World Bank -- The post-1945 context : the Marshall Plan and US bilateral aid -- A bank under the influence -- World Bank and IMF support of dictatorships -- The World Bank and the Philippines (1946-90) -- The World Bank's support of the dictatorship in Turkey -- The World Bank in Indonesia, a textbook case of intervention -- The World Bank's theories of development -- South Korea : the miracle unmasked -- The debt trap -- The World Bank saw the debt crisis looming -- The Mexican debt crisis and the World Bank -- The World Bank and the IMF : the creditors' bailiffs -- Presidents Barber Conable and Lewis Preston (1986-95) -- James Wolfensohn switches on the charm (1995-2005) -- Debates in Washington at the start of the twenty-first century -- The World Bank's accounts -- Paul Wolfowize, tenth World Bank president -- Structural adjustment and the Washington concensus : are they things of the past? -- The World Bank and respect for human rights -- Time to put an end to World Bank impunity -- An indictment of the World Bank -- Appendix: The World Bank group fact sheet -- Afterword: The World Bank : hands up, this is a hold-up! -- Glossary
Control code
ocn664253477
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 314 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849643764
Lccn
2008273544
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18fnfvd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)664253477
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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