© 1993

The Politics of Global Debt

  • Stephen P. Riley

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: The Politics of Debt Crises

    1. Stephen P. Riley
      Pages 1-22
  3. Theories and Concepts

  4. Case-Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Phil O’Brien
      Pages 85-112
    3. Stephen P. Riley
      Pages 113-135
    4. David Freshwater
      Pages 136-150
    5. Stephen P. Riley
      Pages 189-196
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 197-205

About this book


The Politics of Global Debt is a detailed political analysis of the origins and consequences of the `global debt crisis' which emerged in the early 1980s. It assesses both `imperialist' and `New Right' interpretations of the crisis, and also presents a series of case studies of the effects of external debt upon Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia. The book focusses upon the `sovereign debt' of states, and its management, and examines the ways in which global economic structures, inefficient policies, weak institutions, and corrupt political leaders contribute to a global debt crisis which has both international and domestic roots.


autonomy crisis culture democracy dictatorship Eastern Europe environment Europe imperialism management politics state

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen P. Riley
    • 1
  1. 1.Staffordshire UniversityStoke on TrentUK

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