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Intl Development Organizatns (LAW-795-003)

Meets: 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM (MTWTHF) - Room 527

Enrolled: 12 / Limit: 20


Meets 5/29/2012 - 6/15/2012 in WCL Room 527


This course provides an in-depth look at the modern-day architecture of International Development Organizations (IDOs), and their prospective evolution. Starting from a historical review of the rationales for the creation of the IMF, the World Bank and the major regional development banks, participants will have the opportunity to examine the evolving role of the IDOs. The course will look in detail at some current important issues, such as: (i) the performance of the IDOs in the response to the Great Financial Crisis which started in 2008; (ii) the ongoing debate on governance of IDOs in the face of the changing balance of powers in the international community; (iii) the Millennium Development Goals and how they have shaped the IDO’s agendas. The course will also provide an overview of the debate around the development models implicitly or explicitly espoused by different IDOs, as well as the critiques leveled by many parties against them.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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The International Monetary Fund: Politics of Conditional Lending
James Vreeland
ISBN-13: 978-0415374637

The World Bank: From Reconstruction to Development to Equity
Katherine Marshall
ISBN-13: 978-0415381321

First Class Readings

See the syllabus (5-25-2012 revision) below


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