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International economics and confusing politics.


International economics and confusing politics.

Robertson, David.

Edward Elgar Publishing


230 pages




Robertson (U. of Melbourne, Australia) reviews the current politics of neoliberal globalization, defending it against critics he equates to Nazis and communists hiding "behind the cover of civil society" and entangled with anarchists and other anti-capitalists purportedly committed to violence and destruction. He discusses the politics of the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund, recognizing some national government criticisms as legitimate; reviews the growth of regional economic agreements; defends conditionalities in foreign aid provision; and dismisses environmental concerns about current economic institutional frameworks.

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