Publications

Focus o­n the Global South, October 2000

A thought provoking collection of articles that lay bare the dynamics, the interlinkages and impact of debt, financial institutions and the making of a Global South.


By Jenina Joy Chavez

Focus o­n the Global South and Save the Children (UK)

The study focuses o­n Children and Women who bear the brunt of macro-economic crisis such as that in 1997. This study was conducted from March 1999 to March 2000.

This publication is available o­n PDF format. Please click the following links to download.

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.
Contents
The ADB: Shape Up or Ship Out
By Shalmali Guttal
ADB 2000: Senior Officials and Internal Documents Paint Institution in Confusion
By Walden Bello

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.

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