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Empathy in the Global World: An Intercultural Perspective is ideal for a wide range of courses, including Conflict/Negotiation/Mediation, Intercultural Communication, and Interpersonal Communication.

“I Didn't Do it for You”: Organizations, Class, and Poverty
“I didn't do it for you”: Organizations, class, and poverty
Openings: Inclined to Help

In 1998, an image of Michael Camdessus of France, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), leaning over helpless president Sukharto of Indonesia as the latter is forced to turn over his country's sovereignty to the IMF, stirred controversy worldwide. For some, the picture symbolized business as usual between hegemons and former colonies. “Hapless president” is the term that renowned economist and Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz (2002, p. 41) used to describe the picture, because for him and other critics of the IMF, too often, in efforts to improve the fortunes of the poor, the organization has commandingly dictated economic policies to ...

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