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The Globalisation of Poverty: Impacts of IMF and World Bank Reforms

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By: Michel Chossudovsky

280 pages, Figs, tabs

Zed Books

Paperback | May 1997 | #53812 | ISBN: 1856494020
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Hardback | Jul 1996 | #53811 | ISBN: 1856494012
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Yet another critical analysis of the World Bank and IMF. ' Provides a valuable analysis of the causes of poverty, placing the reality of the lives of millions of people within the global economic and military context.' Ecologist.


Part I Global poverty and macro-economic reform: the globalization of poverty; policing countries through loan "conditionalities"; the global cheap labour economy. Part II Sub-Saharan Africa: Somalia - the real causes of famine; economic genocide in Rwanda. Part III Asia: India - the IMF's "indirect rule"; Bangladesh - under the tutelage of the "aid" consortium; the post-war economic destruction of Vietnam. Part IV Latin America: debt and "democracy" in Brazil; IMF shock treatment in Peru; debt and illegal drug economy - the case of Bolivia. Part V Eastern Europe: the Third Worldization of the Russian Federation

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