The IMF and the Politics of Financial Globalization: From the Asian Crisis to a New International Financial Architecture?

  • Ben┬áThirkell-White

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

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  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
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  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
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  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 246-278

About this book


The Asian crisis triggered ongoing controversy over the IMF's role in a 'new international financial architecture'. This book argues for a political approach to crisis and reform, placing current debates in the context of the politics of financial regulation since Bretton Woods. It explores links between domestic political controversy over IMF policy in Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia and the United States and the broader politics of IMF decision-making. It argues that, unless political arrangements are reformed, the IMF will face further political challenges.


Asia globalization Institution Nation politics USA

Authors and affiliations

  • Ben┬áThirkell-White
    • 1
  1. 1.School of International RelationsUniversity of St AndrewsUK

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