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dc.contributor.authorNunn, Alex
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-18T14:50:06Z
dc.date.available2017-01-18T14:50:06Z
dc.date.issued2017-01
dc.identifier.citationNunn, A and White P. (2017), "The IMF and a New Global Politics of Inequality", Journal of Australian Political Economy, 78, pp. 186-231.en
dc.identifier.issn1565826
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621276
dc.description.abstractThis paper addresses a simple, and largely empirical, research question: is the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) recent high level commitment to reducing inequality translated into concrete action in its dealings with member states? Addressing this research question is significant in several respects. First, the high level rhetorical commitment to reduce inequality might be seen as paradoxical because the IMF, alongside other institutions of global economic management, has long been criticised for its role in promoting economic reform in member countries, partly on the basis that this increases inequality (Peet et al. 2009; Kentikelenis et al. 2016: 550-1). It is therefore important to assess the extent to which recent pronouncements on inequality by the Fund suggest a change in emphasis or a genuine institutional commitment. Second, addressing the question contributes to a contemporary academic literature on more technical aspects of how we should understand and interpret IMF policy advice and conditionality. This literature currently focusses on a range of aspects of IMF policy advice, but does not address the recent interest of the Fund in inequality. The paper addresses this lacuna.
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAustralian Political Economy Movementen
dc.relation.urlhttp://media.wix.com/ugd/b629ee_85abef2b91624fa881f13cbed887c7ab.pdfen
dc.relation.urlhttp://australianpe.wixsite.com/japehomeen
dc.subjectInequalityen
dc.subjectInternational Monetary Funden
dc.subjectInternational organisationsen
dc.subjectInternational political economyen
dc.titleThe IMF and a new global politics of inequality?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.contributor.departmentLeeds Beckett Universityen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Australian Political Economyen
refterms.dateFOA2019-02-28T15:24:21Z
html.description.abstractThis paper addresses a simple, and largely empirical, research question: is the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) recent high level commitment to reducing inequality translated into concrete action in its dealings with member states? Addressing this research question is significant in several respects. First, the high level rhetorical commitment to reduce inequality might be seen as paradoxical because the IMF, alongside other institutions of global economic management, has long been criticised for its role in promoting economic reform in member countries, partly on the basis that this increases inequality (Peet et al. 2009; Kentikelenis et al. 2016: 550-1). It is therefore important to assess the extent to which recent pronouncements on inequality by the Fund suggest a change in emphasis or a genuine institutional commitment. Second, addressing the question contributes to a contemporary academic literature on more technical aspects of how we should understand and interpret IMF policy advice and conditionality. This literature currently focusses on a range of aspects of IMF policy advice, but does not address the recent interest of the Fund in inequality. The paper addresses this lacuna.


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