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Human rights and structural adjustment

Author: M Rodwan Abouharb; David L Cingranelli
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Critique of the effect of World Bank and IMF structural adjustment agreements on developing countries.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M Rodwan Abouharb; David L Cingranelli
ISBN: 9780521859332 0521859336 9780521676717 0521676711
OCLC Number: 150373846
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2009.
Description: xiv, 276 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. I. The argument. 1. Structural adjustment programs undermine human rights --
2. Respect for human rights promotes development --
3. Theoretical linkages between structural adjustment and repression --pt. II. Estimating the human rights effects of structural adjustment. 4. Methods --
5. Determinants of structural adjustment lending --pt. III. Findings. 6. Economic and social rights --
7. Civil conflict : demonstrations, riots, and rebellion --
8. Torture, murder, disappearance and political imprisonment --
9. Worker rights --
10. Democracy --
pt. IV. Conclusion. 11. A rights-based approach to development.
Responsibility: M. Rodwan Abouharb and David Cingranelli.
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'Neoliberal economic policies and their imposition on developing countries by the IMF and the World Bank under the name of structural adjustment policies (SAPs) have long been targets of criticism by Read more...

 
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comprehensive presentation

by pije1 (WorldCat user published 2010-05-31) Very Good Permalink

this is a rare book where you could find both pro and cons arguments of structural adjustment. Most structural adjustment review has been associated with positive arguments. But in here, you could see all the arguments. very comprehensive

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