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  Economic Crisis and the Developing World

As the economic stimulus is passed by the U.S. Congress, media coverage focuses on how the U.S. is responding to the economic crisis. Much emphasis is placed on the U.S. response because it will have a world-wide impact. Yet the …

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  What the Muslim World Thinks About Globalization

Globally, Muslims are part of diverse cultures, socioeconomic classes, and ethnicities. They comprise the second most populous religious demographic in the world. The topic of globalization has both intensely positive and negative connotations in the Muslim world. For those residing …

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  The Limitations of International Laws: Zimbabwe Case Study

A historic, peaceful election was held in Zimbabwe on March 29th 2008. Morgan Tsvangirai , head of the opposition party, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) won by a small margin against incumbent Robert Mugabe, head of the ruling, Zanu-PF party. …

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  What Africa Thinks About Globalization

  This analysis provides different perspectives from Africa on globalization, international trade, culture, economic development, World Bank and IMF policies, role of women, and human rights. Contributors include an African woman, academics, journalists, and former government and military officials. Globalization …

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  A New World Bank Chief: an Opportunity for Reconciliation?

On June 25, 2007, the World Bank board unanimously approved the nomination of Robert B. Zoellick, a former diplomat and trade negotiator, as president of the bank. He succeeds Paul Wolfowitz, a controversial figure who was forced out of the …

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  What Argentina Thinks About Globalization: An Interview from Buenos Aires

  What Argentina Thinks About Globalization – An Interview from Buenos Aires Few events have highlighted the risks associated with globalization more dramatically than Argentina’s financial crisis in 2001. Throughout the 1990s, Argentina was considered globalization’s model of economic success. …

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  What Latin America Thinks About Globalization

Globalization continues to be a passionately debated topic in Latin America. In recent years, leftist and socialist movements have swept through many countries. Since the election of Hugo Chávez as Venezuela’s president in 1998, a wave of politicians in the …

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  Transparency in Extractive Industries

The most recent international effort to fight corruption in natural resource extraction, such as payment of bribes to government officials in developing countries, is the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). The initiative was first proposed by UK Prime Minister Tony …

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  Change in World Bank Leadership

James Wolfensohn announced he will be leaving his post as President of the World Bank Group at the end of May 2005 after serving in the post for two five-year terms. Wolfensohn’s upcoming departure has sparked debate over the manner …

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