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Author Friesen, Elizabeth, 1954-

Title Challenging global finance : civil society and transnational networks / Elizabeth Friesen
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 220 pages) : illustrations
Series International political economy series
International political economy series.
Contents Introduction -- Power and Resistance -- Transnational Civil Society and the Campaign for the Cancellation of Third World Debt -- The World Economic Forum and the Campaign for the Cancellation of Third World Debt -- Conclusion
Summary Elizabeth Friesen shows how transnational civil society networks can mobilize to challenge the power of global finance. Through two case studies, one on the grass roots campaign and the other on the elite World Economic Forum, she tells the fascinating story of how, in the period leading up to the G8 summit at Gleneagles, transnational civil society actors reframed the morality surrounding the concept of debt, altered the dominant discourse and successfully challenged the rules and practices governing debt cancellation. The transnational campaign for the cancellation of third world debt made innovative use of the political possibilities presented by a globalizing world. Today, in a world where civil society actors continue to challenge states and international institutions, and the debate over the rules and practices governing international finance continues to rage, these findings have a powerful resonance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Debts, External.
Globalization -- Economic aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
LC no. 2012012346
ISBN 0230348793 (hbk.)
0230368301 (electronic bk.)
9780230348790 (hbk.)
9780230368309 (electronic bk.)