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The market tells them so : the World Bank and economic fundamentalism in Africa

Author: John Mihevc
Publisher: London ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Zed Books ; Penang [Malaysia] : Third World Network, ©1995.
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Structural adjustment is not just an economic strategy designed to assist countries in addressing technical problems related to trade, growth and the balance of payments. It embodies also, this author argues, a social, cultural, and even quasi-religious vision for the remaking of Africa and the world. John Mihevc focuses on three aspects of structural adjustment in particular. He provides an entirely innovative  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Mihevc
ISBN: 185649327X 9781856493277 1856493288 9781856493284 9839747150 9789839747157
OCLC Number: 32271837
Description: 313 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The fundamental theology of the World Bank --
Ch. 2. Prelude to "the crisis" --
the World Bank and the modernization of Africa --
Ch. 3. Rescheduling our debtors --
Ch. 4. The World Bank and the structured adjustment of Africa --
Ch. 5. The deepening crisis --
Ch. 6. Export-oriented growth, international trade and structural adjustment --
Ch. 7. Structural adjustment and the environment --
Ch. 8. The ambiguous promise of biotechnology --
Ch. 9. African churches and the crisis of structural adjustment --
Ch. 10. Structural adjustment and women: the response of the churches.
Responsibility: John Mihevc.
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