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Essay Question: “The international financial institutions
efforts to address global poverty are inadequate”. Discuss.
-This book must be used in these essays,
-Robert O?brien and Marc Williams, Global Political Economy Second Edition (Basingstoke; Palgrave, 2007)
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• David Held, and Anthony McGrew, Globalisation/Anti-globalisation Second Edition (Cambridge, Polity Press, 2007)
• Joseph Stiglitz, Globalization and its Discontents (London; Penguin books, 2002)
• Joseph Stiglitz, Making Globalization Work (London; Penguin books, 2006)
• Robert O?Brien, etal., Contesting Global Governance (Cambridge; CUP 2000)
• Manfred B. Steger, Globalism: Market Ideology Meets Terrorism 2nd edition (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005)
• Jan Aart Scholte, Globalisation, a critical introduction Second Edition (Basingstoke; Palgrave, 2005)
• David Held, et al, Global Transformations (Cambridge, Polity Press, 1999)
• Leslie Sklair, Globalization: Capitalism and its Alternatives. 3rd edition. (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2002)
• John Ravenhill (ed.), Global Political Economy (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2005)
• Gilpin, Robert, Global Political Economy (Princeton; Princeton University Press, 2001)
• Richard Stubbs and Geoffrey Underhill (eds.), Political Economy and the Changing Global Order 2nd edition/3rd edition (Oxford; Oxford University Press, 1999/2005)
Some useful websites
Global Policy Webpage http://www.globalpolicy.org/ is a great page for material relating to the state, globalisation and the UN.
The Global Transformations webpage http://www.polity.co.uk/global/links.htm is great for globalisation material.
Carnegie Council webpage http://www.cceia.org/index.php good material on ethics and global justice International Institutions
World Bank: http://www.worldbank.org/
ILO: http://www.ilo.org/ Pro Capitalist Organisations:
World Economic Forum: http://live99.weforum.org/
The Trilateral Commission: http://www.trilateral.org
European Round Table of Industrialists: http://www.ert.be/ Anti Capitalist Organisations:
Left Business Observer: http://www.panix.com/~dhenwood/LBO_home.html
Multinational Monitor: http://www.essential.org/
G77 (anti neo-liberal grouping) http://www.g77.org
Debt canceling movements http://www.jubilee2000uk.org/main.html World Social Forum
Focus on the Global South http://www.focusweb.org/
Mobilization for Global Justice http://www.globalizethis.org/
50 Years is Enough http://www.50years.org/
Our World is Not For Sale http://www.ourworldisnotforsale.org/ NGOs:
Global Trade Watch: http://www.tradewatch.org/
Amnesty International: http://www.amnesty.org/
Friends of the Earth: http://www.foe.co
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