Publications

Walden Bello traces the rise of the present-day Hindu nationalist movement from its marginal origins at the time of Indian independence to its formidable present domination of the political landscape.

The author traces the roots and roles of the torch bearers of the Hindutva movement -- a political party, a vanguard organization, and a militant mass movement --  which have drastically changed from the political mechanisms and ideals of post-Independence India and the erstwhile dominant party, Congress.

We're pleased to announce the release of State of Fragmentation: The Philippines in Transition. The book is jointly published by Focus on the Global South and Friedrich Ebert Siftung and authored by: Walden Bello, Kenneth Cardenas, Jerome Patrick Cruz, Alinaya Fabros, Mary Ann Manahan, Clarissa Militante, Joseph Purugganan, and Jenina Joy Chavez.

A book launch was held in Manila on October 17, and photos are on our Facebook page.

By Walden Bello

Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, New York
272 p, $25, Pub. Date March 4, 2005 , ISBN 0-8050-7402-3
The political and economic institutions of Washington 's global hegemony, including the system of global economic governance centered on the World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank, are analyzed in the context of what Walden Bello sees as an irreversible crisis of US power.
By Walden Bello, co-authored by Mary Lou Malig, Herbert Docena and Marissa de Guzman

 

The book the Anti-Development State: the political economy of permanent crisis in the Philippines was just released in Manila.

 

The book by Dr. Walden Bello and co authored by, Mary Lou Malig, Herbert Docena and Marissa de Guzman provides a convincing, if painful, explanation why the Philippines is mired in poverty at the beginning of the 21st century, and proposes a route out of the quagmire.

 

Published April 2001

A compilation of articles o­n the Asian Development Bank, its policies and impacts. This book was produced coinciding with the ADB annual general meeting in Honolulu in May 2001.

Profiting from poverty (161 Kb) PDF

 

Table of Contents:

1. The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Asian Development Bank’s Poverty Reduction Strategy, by Shalmali Guttal

2. The Asian Development Bank, Capital Flows and the Privatization of Infrastructure Projects in the South, by Chris Adams

3.Taking stock of the Motives and Interests in ADB’s Private Sector Operations, by Jenina Joy Chavez

4. The Paradigm Crisis behind the Power Crisis, by Walden Bello

5. South Asia Growth Quadrangle: Some Developmental and Political Contradictions, by Raghav Narsalay

6. Privatizing Power in the Philippines: Cure Worse than the Disease, by Walden Bello

7. Dam Misconduct in Lao PDR, by Grainne Ryder

8. ADB in Indonesia: Alleviate Poverty or Enhance Poverty? by Nadia Hadad

 

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The Future in the Balance: Essays o­n Globalization and Resistance

By Walden Bello

 

Publisher: Food First and Focus o­n the Global South

Date of Publication: May 2001

"The Future in the balance clearly and eloquently explains the true causes of the financial crisis-the institutions that advocated free market economies based o­n the principles of liberalization, deregulation and privatization. Bello tells the truth about the world trade Organization, international Monetary fund and the World Bank, and their grip o­n the third world. He shatters the myths of development as prescribed by these institutions and offers possibilities of another world based o­n fairness and justice."

-The New Internationalist

 

 

Edited by: Walden Bello, Nicola Bullard and Kamal Malhotra

 

In this important policy-and campaign- relevant book, economists, intellectuals and NGO leaders from both North and South confront what has now become the central issue of the new globalised world economy.

 


By Walden Bello, Shea Cunningham and Li Kheng Poh

Food First, White Lotus and Zed Books

Copyright: Focus o­n the Global South, 1998

A Siamese Tragedy argues that, even before the economic collapse of 1997-1998, the Thai economy had feet of clay. Walden Bello and his co-authors show how vested interests, local and international, propelled the Thai people down a particular path which is unsustainable in terms of human exploitation, social disruption, and economic fragility. Thailand, like the rest of the worls needs to re-think the fundamentals of its economic model.

Cost: US $ 15.00


Featuring Walden Bello

Edited by Ed Tandem and Lakshmi Daniel

Asian Regional Exchange for New Alternatives (ARENA)
Asia Alliance of YMCAs
Christian Conference for Asia-International Affairs (CCA)
Documentation for Action Groups in Asia (DAGA)

October 1995

This volume is a product of a collaborative research project organised by four Asian regional Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). The idea for this undertaking came in the aftermath of the November 1994 meeting of the APEC in Bogor, Indonesia. a planned parallel NGO forum in Jakarta was marginalised by the Suharto government, while the media glossed over the social and environmental implications of what would be the world's largest free trade area.


by Walden Bello and Stephanie Rosenfeld

Publisher: Food First, San Francisco, 1992

Years before the event, and challenging the then prevailing wisdom o­n Asia's "miracle economies' Dragons in Distress argued that South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore were headed for crisis.

 

Cost: US $ 13:00