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New Forms of Worker Organization: The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class-Struggle Unionism

by Immanuel Ness & Staughton Lynd

As bureaucratic labor unions are currently under assault throughout the world, most have surrendered the achievements of the mid-20th century, when the working class was a militant force for change. As unions...


Nigeria: 2013 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release and Statement by the Executive Director for Nigeria

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

KEY ISSUES Context. Despite recent strong non-oil growth, poverty and income inequality remain high and social and governance indicators are below averages for sub-Saharan Africa. Structural reforms under the...


Malaysia: Financial Sector Assessment Program Monetary Liquidity Frameworks-Technical Note

by International Monetary Fund. Department

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Remapping 'Crisis': A Guide to Athens

by Myrto Tsilimpounidi & Aylwyn Walsh

A taste of austerity, the limits of democracy and the overlooked, untold stories of a country in 'crisis'.


Income Disparity in China: Crisis within Economic Miracle

by Dianqing Xu & Xin Li

China has achieved remarkable economic success in the past three decades and has become the second-largest economy in the world after the United States. However, accompanying this rapid economic growth is an...


Priorities and Pathways in Services Reform â¿¿ Part II: Political Economy Studies

by Christopher Findlay

Services markets remain highly regulated and international trade and investment is restricted. Previous works have identified the scope for significant gains from trade, yet those results are often debated and...


Challenges for Europe in the World, 2030

by John Eatwell, Terry McKinley & Pascal Petit

Challenges for Europe in the World, 2030 embodies critical thinking about the long-term implications for Europe of the clear shift of power from the West to the East and the South. Designed as a multi-faceted...


How the EU Really Works

by Olivier Costa & Nathalie Brack

This book provides a concise analysis of the EU and its dynamics by paying particular attention to its day to day operation. It proposes to help students and scholars understand its evolution, its institutions,...


Reconfiguring Global Climate Governance in North America: A Transregional Approach

by Marcela López-Vallejo

This book details previous discussions about the concept of global climate governance and its limits. The author puts forward a theoretical proposal for re-territorialization and coordination of policies for...


War and Gold: A Five-Hundred-Year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt

by Kwasi Kwarteng

The world was wild for gold. After discovering the Americas, and under pressure to defend their vast dominion, the Habsburgs of Spain promoted gold and silver exploration in the New World with ruthless urgency....


Bookends- Poverty and Public Policy: Public Letters and Private Thoughts

by Patricia Ferguson

Have you ever stopped to really think about poverty? Have you ever thought about the complexity of its construct, it being persistent and unrelenting? Can its cycles be broken by the poorest and the powerless?...


Regional Economic Outlook, April 2014: Sub-Saharan Africa: Fostering Inclusive Growth

by International Monetary Fund

The five Regional Economic Outlooks published biannually by the IMF cover Asia and Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Western Hemisphere. In each volume, recent economic...


Rethinking Capitalist Development: Primitive Accumulation, Governmentality and Post-Colonial Capitalism: Primitive Accumulation, Governmentality and P

by Kalyan Sanyal

In this book, Kalyan Sanyal reviews the traditional notion of capitalism and propounds an original theory of capitalist development in the post-colonial context.

In order to substantiate his theory, concepts...


The Trouble with Europe: Why the EU Isn't Working - How it Can Be Reformed - What Could Take Its Place

by Roger Bootle

A radical look at the relevance of the European Union in modern times – for Europe and for the world.


Italy: 2013 Article IV Consultation

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


South Africa: 2013 Article IV Consultation

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

South Africa has made impressive strides in economic development over the past two decades. But in recent years, lower growth has exacerbated high unemployment, inequality, and vulnerabilities. Although weak...


Trinidad and Tobago: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation

by International Monetary Fund. West Dept.

The economy is reviving. Output is poised for a modest recovery in 2013 after again registering disappointing growth in 2012. Maintenance-related outages will continue to hamper the energy sector, but the non-energy...


Jamaica: First Review Under the Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performan

by International Monetary Fund. West Dept.

Extended arrangement. On May 1, 2013, the IMF Executive Board approved a request by the Jamaican authorities for a four-year Extended Arrangement in an amount of SDR 615.38 million (225 percent of quota) with...


Ireland: Eleventh Review Under the Extended Arrangement

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

Policy implementation remains on track but recent weak GDP data point to a slower growth recovery. Real GDP declined in the first quarter, reflecting a fall in exports and weak domestic demand. Nonetheless,...


Health and Wealth Disparities in the United States

by Anupam B. Jena

Traditional measures of economic disparities among Americans of different race, gender, geographic location, and education level consider only material well-being, so that making two groups economically "equal"...