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Key Concepts in Development Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Development Geography is an introductory text that provides students with the core concepts that form contemporary research and ideas within the development geography discipline. Written in a clear and transparent style, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field; Over 20 key concept entries that provide comprehensive definitions, explanations and evolutions of the subject; Excellent pedagogy to enhance students' understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams, and further reading
Organized around five of the most important areas of concern, the book covers: the meanings and measurement of development; its theory and practice; work, employment and development; people, culture and development; and contemporary issues in development. The perfect companion for undergraduates and graduate students pursuing geography degrees, the book is a timely look at the pressingly important field of international development studies today.
Chapter 2.4: The Development Programmes of Global Institutions
The Development Programmes of Global Institutions
This chapter tells the story of academic, institutional and popular opposition to the development programmes and regulatory missions of many of the West's global capitalist institutions. Specifically, the Washington-based development banks, international financial regulatory institutions, and global business economic forums are the focus. In addition, global institutions which made the rules governing the post-1948 multilateral trading system known as The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and its 1994 successor, the World Trade Organization (WTO), are also implicated in this top-down display of capitalism's power. So they too are critically assessed. Self-serving objectives were always part of aid and assistance efforts by the advanced nations of the global North. Many policies and programmes ...