• Prague 2000: Why we need to decommission the IMF and the World Bank

    By Walden Bello, Nicola Bullard, Jaques-Chai Chomthongdi, Chris Adams and Shalmali Guttal

    September 2000, Focus o­n the Global South

    A compilation of articles that argue that the "focus of our efforts these days is not to try to reform the multilateral agencies but to deepen the crisis of legitimacy of the whole system." and that that no matter what "reforms" the international financial institutions pull out of the hat this year, they should be judged against the historical record.

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  • Edited by: Brid Brennan

    Melting the Iceberg analyses the oppurtunities and obstacles in the Korean Reconciliation and Reunification process while exloring effective ways of mobilising international support. The biggest challenge is to achieve the substantive democratisation of the peace process and consolidate new alternative aproaches to peace and security, breaking with the Cold War mould of "security deopendency" and embracing a future based o­n the "globalisation of solidarity".

    Publisher: Transnational Institute in cooperation with Focus o­n the Global South

    year 2000

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  •  A compilation of articles which critically analyze ADB's role in perpetuating poverty in the name of development. The articles lay bare the misconceptions of the Bank and expose the impact its policies have both at the Macro level as well as the micro level.
    The ADB: Shape Up or Ship Out
    By Shalmali Guttal
    ADB 2000: Senior Officials and Internal Documents Paint Institution in Confusion
    By Walden Bello
  • Annual Report 1999

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  • Why Reform of the WTO is the Wrong Agenda

    Four essays on four institutions: WTO, UNCTAD, IMF and the World Bank

    This publication is available on PDF format. Please click the following links to download. This is in two files
    Why Reform of the WTO is the wrong agenda 1
    Why Reform of the WTO is the wrong agenda 2

  • A series of Workshops at the Hague Appeal for Peace May 11-13, 1999

    Organised by
    The Transnational Institute (Netherlands)
    Focus o­n the Global South (Thailand)
    European Network Against Arms Trade (Netherlands)
    American Friends Service Committee (Japan Office)

    Publisher: Focus o­n the Global South, Bangkok,1999

    Linking Arms offfers a new analysis and perspectives security dilemmas and proposes strategies for further cooperation between activists in Asia and Europe.


  • 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 with Shea Cunningham and Bill Rau

    Publisher: Food First, 1994

    The eve of the 21st century finds much of the South in a a state of economic collapse, with o­nce optimistic visions of the future cruelly dashed by rising mass poverty, inequality and hunger. At the same time working people in the North find themselves ground down by high unemployment, greater job insecurity and declining living standards. Tearing through government obfuscation and academic rationalization. Dark Victory reveals these trends in the north and South to be consequences of the same sweeping strategy of global economic roll back unleashed by the United States to shore up the North's economic domination of the international economy and to assert corporate hegemony in the home economy.

    Cost: US $ 13:00

  • 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