The World Bank, the IMF and Ghanaians-- Ghana since the 1950s-- adjusting urban lives?-- adjusting rural lives?-- PAMSCAD - problem or panacea?-- putting gender on the agenda-- conclusions - "Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose"?.
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Since 1983 Ghana has become a test case of the efficacy of the World Bank and the IMF's stabilization and adjustment-based lending policies. The government has "bitten the IMF bullet" with a vengeance, with deregulated currency, liberalized trade, slimmed down state-owned enterprises and strengthened bureaucracies as prescribed by the lending institutions. In terms of compliance, Ghana has been a model patient. The outcomes of the policies are, however, only beginning to be documented. This study looks at the lives of Ghanaian men and women after almost ten years of adjustment and reveals adjustment and its concomitant effects as part of a continuous and ongoing process within the contemporary history and development of Ghana. District, regional and national perspectives are also woven into the picture, giving both wider macro- and more qualitative emphases. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9781860640001 20160528
Introduction - Richard Tardanico Issues in the Study of Caribbean Crises PART ONE: LABOR, ECONOMY, AND CRISIS White Days, Black Days - Dale W Tomich The Working Day and the Crisis of Slavery in the French Caribbean Labor and Ethnicity - Sidney W Mintz The Caribbean Conjuncture Economic Development and Dependency in Nineteenth-Century Guatemala - Ralph Lee Woodward, Jr Employment Crises and Economic Development in the Caribbean - David Bray Jamaica and the Dominican Republic The Informal Sector Revisited - Cynthia Truelove The Case of the Talleres Rurales Mini-Maquilas in Colombia PART TWO: STATE, ECONOMY, AND CRISIS State Responses to the Great Depression, 1929-1934 - Richard Tardanico 'Revolutionary' Mexico and 'Non-Revolutionary' Colombia Coffee and Politics in Central America - Jeffrey M Paige Sandanista Relations with the West - Robert P Matthews The Limits of Nonalighment Restratification After Revolution - Susan Eckstein The Cuban Experience The International Monetary Fund and Crisis in the Dominican Republic - Martin F Murphy.
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Conflicts in countries such as Nicaragua, El Salvador and Haiti represent challenges to the wealth and power of local oligarchies, to the global hegemony of the US and to the capitalist system. The contributors to this volume shed light on the national and international causes, dimensions and consequences of such challenges. They analyse the interaction between economic transformations, social struggles and political conflicts in the Caribbean Basin with the world-scale dynamics of capitalism. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780803928084 20160528