The Washington Consensus Reconsidered: Towards a New Global Governance by Narcis SerraThe Washington Consensus Reconsidered: Towards a New Global Governance by Narcis Serra

The Washington Consensus Reconsidered: Towards a New Global Governance

EditorNarcis Serra, Joseph E. Stiglitz

Paperback | June 1, 2008

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This volume brings together many of the leading international figures in development studies, such as Jose Antonio Ocampo, Paul Krugman, Dani Rodrik, Joseph Stiglitz, Daniel Cohen, Olivier Blanchard, Deepak Nayyer and John Williamson to reconsider and propose alternative development policiesto the Washington Consensus. Covering a wide range of issues from macro-stabilization to trade and the future of global governance, this important volume makes a real contribution to this important and ongoing debate.The volume begins by introducing the Washington Consensus, discussing how it was originally formulated, what it left out, and how it was later interpreted, and sets the stage for a formulation of a new development framework in the post-Washington Consensus era. It then goes on to analyze and offerdiffering perspectives and potential solutions to a number of key development issues, some which were addressed by the Washington Consensus and others which were not. The volume concludes by looking toward formulating new policy frameworks and offers possible reforms to the current system of globalgovernance.
Narcis Serra is the President of the CIDOB Foundation. During this time, he has been the driving force behind the creation of the Barcelona Institute for International Studies (IBEI), which was founded with the desire to make Barcelona a centre of reference in the study of this discipline. Currently, he is the President of Caixa Catal...
Title:The Washington Consensus Reconsidered: Towards a New Global GovernanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:June 1, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Good and the Bad Contrary to the title, this collection of essays about neoliberalization, otherwise referred to as "The Washington Consensus" is not just an anti-neoliberal polemic. The collection includes essays that defend it, and in fact define its doctrine in more concrete terms. The book is therefore difficult to summarize as each individual essay has their own thesis, writing style, arguments, etc... The authors, to each their own, are some of the leading economic theorists of our time, including but not limited to John Williamson, Joseph Stiglitz, Paul Krugman, Jeffrey Frankel and more. If you want to learn more about the macroeconomic theory behind the Friedman style economics, beyond the coles notes version you get in popular books like the "Shock Doctrine" of Naomi Klein, than this book is for you.
Date published: 2009-01-19

Table of Contents

Part I: The Washington Consensus: From Its Origins to Its Critics1. Introduction2. John Williamson: A Short History of the Washington Consensus3. Paul Krugman: The Washington Consensus and Inequality and Redistribution4. Joseph E. Stiglitz: Is there a Post-Washington Consensus?5. The Barcelona Development AgendaPart II Analyses of Central Issues in Development6. Jose Antonio Ocampo: A Broad View of Macroeconomic Stability7. Alice Amsden: The Wild Ones: Industrial Policies in the Developing World8. Guillermo Calvo and Ernesto Talvi: Sudden Stop, Financial Factors, and Economic Collapse: A View from the Latin American Frontlines9. Daniel Cohen: Towards a New Modus Operandi of the International Financial System10. Jeffrey Frankel: The World Trading System and Implications of External Opening11. Martin Khor: The World Trading The World Trading System and Development Concerns12. Olivier Blanchard: Reforming Labor Market Institutions: Unemployment Insurance and Employment Protection13. Deepak Nayyar: Migrations and DevelopmentPart III Towards a New Global Governance14. Joseph E. Stiglitz: The Future of Global Governance15. Dani Rodrik, Andres Velasco, and Ricardo Hausmann: Growth Diagnostics16. Dani Rodrik: A Practical Approach to Formulating Growth Strategies