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The Resource Geography of power : making global economic policy, Richard Peet

Geography of power : making global economic policy, Richard Peet

Label
Geography of power : making global economic policy
Title
Geography of power
Title remainder
making global economic policy
Statement of responsibility
Richard Peet
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This work looks at how contemporary global economic policies are made: by which institutions, under what ideologies, and how they are enforced. The author reveals the central roles played by organizations such as the IMF and the World Bank in supervising the livelihoods of over 2.5 billion people. He shows that neoliberal economic policy is enforced by a few thousand unelected and unaccountable experts in the North and has failed to deliver tolerable living conditions for the poor." "The book argues for a new geographic theory of power, exercised through dominant institutions, concentrated in hegemonic power centres. It seeks to transform the existing geography of policy-making power by exposing its structures, centres and mechanisms, critiquing its intellectual foundations, uncovering its un-democratic justifications, and passionately supporting its opponents. The conclusion makes a further positive contribution by exploring policy alternatives that point the way forward."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peet, Richard.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • International economic relations
  • Economic policy
  • Economic development
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • International Monetary Fund.
  • World Bank.
  • World Trade Organization.
Label
Geography of power : making global economic policy, Richard Peet
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction : concepts for a geography of power.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Economic power.
  • p. 28
  • 3.
  • Ideological power.
  • p. 53
  • 4.
  • Political power.
  • p. 85
  • 5.
  • Sub-hegemony : South Africa.
  • p. 129
  • 6.
  • Counter-hegemony.
  • p. 152
  • 7.
  • three neos.
  • p. 184
Control code
ocm86038259
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 216 p.
Isbn
9781842777107
Lccn
2007010225
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Geography of power : making global economic policy, Richard Peet
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction : concepts for a geography of power.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Economic power.
  • p. 28
  • 3.
  • Ideological power.
  • p. 53
  • 4.
  • Political power.
  • p. 85
  • 5.
  • Sub-hegemony : South Africa.
  • p. 129
  • 6.
  • Counter-hegemony.
  • p. 152
  • 7.
  • three neos.
  • p. 184
Control code
ocm86038259
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 216 p.
Isbn
9781842777107
Lccn
2007010225
Other physical details
ill.

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