Sovereign Debt at the Crossroads: Challenges and Proposals for Resolving the Third World Debt Crisis

Paperback | April 21, 2006

EditorChris Jochnick, Fraser A. Preston

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Recent world events have created a compelling need for new perspectives and realistic solutions to the problem of sovereign debt. The success of the Jubilee 2000 movement in raising public awareness of the devastating effects of debt, coupled with the highly publicized Bono/O'Neill tour ofAfrica, and the spectacular default and economic implosion of Argentina have helped spur a global debate over debt. A growing chorus of globalization critics, galvanized by the Catholic Church's demand for forgiveness and bolstered by recent defaults, has put debt near the top of the internationalagenda. Creditor governments and international financial institutions have belatedly recognized the need for more sustainable progress on debt as an inescapable step towards economic recovery in many parts of the world. This book is intended to advance the dialogue around these issues by providing acomprehensive overview of the problems raised by debt and describing new and practical approaches to overcoming them. It will be the first in more than a decade to bring together under one cover the voices of prominent members of the international debt community. It will include pieces from the mostrelevant constituencies: from creditors (the IMF/World Bank, government lenders, private investors) to critics (debtor representatives, activists, and academics) and analysis from economists, bankers, lawyers, social scientists, and politicians. As contributions come from such leading thinkersacross a range of disciplines, this book will offer a timely guide for understanding and influencing the debt debate.

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Recent world events have created a compelling need for new perspectives and realistic solutions to the problem of sovereign debt. The success of the Jubilee 2000 movement in raising public awareness of the devastating effects of debt, coupled with the highly publicized Bono/O'Neill tour ofAfrica, and the spectacular default and economi...

Chris Jochnick has worked for fifteen years at the intersection of human rights, development and corporate accountability. He is the founder of two international non-profit groups devoted to economic and social rights, spent five years in a wall street law firm and currently directs Oxfam America's work on corporate social responsibil...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.98 inPublished:April 21, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195168011

ISBN - 13:9780195168013

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"Some of the leading thinkers unravel the complex challenges of debt management. This volume provides a wake-up call by offering comprehensive and innovative approaches...invaluable to policy makers and a great resource for students and scholars."--Richard Morgenstern, Senior Fellow, Resourcesfor the Future