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Global Economic Governance and Human Development

1st Edition

Edited by Simone Raudino, Arlo Poletti


222 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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Traditional understandings of economic development in low- and mid-income countries have largely been influenced by the economic narrative of Western Official Development Assistance (ODA). Within this framework, compliance with macroeconomic orthodoxy and early integration in Global Economic Governance (GEG) regimes are presented as enabling conditions to reach enhanced and sustainable levels of economic growth and social betterment. Yet, this narrative often fails to answer fundamental questions surrounding relational dynamics between the economies of ODA beneficiary countries and the GEG regimes they are asked to join.

Bringing together contributions by Government officials, academics and development practitioners, this edited volume explores quantitative and qualitative approaches to socio-economic analysis in low- and mid-income countries, highlighting the conditions under which international economic policies and institutions can foster – or hinder – their socio-economic growth. In particular, contributions address the impact of both West and China-inspired international economic regimes on value-adding capacity, trade, investments, job creation and social development, thus advancing the debate on what policy and legal provisions should low- and mid-income countries adopt in order to maximize the benefits and minimize the costs deriving from joining international economic regimes.

A comprehensive investigation of both sides of the Global Economic Governance and Human Development relationship; this book will interest scholars, practitioners and graduate students working in the areas of international relations, international political economy, global governance, international economics, development studies and human security.

Table of Contents


Simone Raudino and Arlo Poletti

1 The Global Economic Governance: Human Development nexus

Simone Raudino

2 Wealth and the democratization of Global Economic Governance

Marcel Hanegraaff Arlo Poletti

3 The World Bank in the post- crisis landscape: Stasis and change after the post- Washington Consensus

Eugenia Baroncelli

4 Competing visions of the Western international economic order and the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative

Uzma Ashraf

5 Normative trade power Europe? The case of EU trade agreements with Asian countries

Daniela Sicurelli

6 Is China colonizing Africa? Africa– China relations in a shifting Global Economic Governance system

Adams Bodomo

7 Economic crises and political downturns in South America: Are MERCOSUR’s neoliberal roots a constraint on Human Development?

Roberto Lampa

8 Commodity economies and international assistance: Lessons drawn from Ukraine’s experience

Sergey Korablin

9 Global Economic Governance, Human Security and socio- economic development in Latin America: The Colombian and Mexican experiences

Eunice Rendón Cárdenas

10 Global Economic Governance and the challenge of economic sustainability in Afghanistan

Emily Bakos and Paul Fishstein

About the Editors

Simone Raudino is Visiting Professor at the Kiev School of Economics, Ukraine, and the founder of Gap Consultants, a Hong Kong-based business consultancy company exploring alternative measures to promote economic growth in low-income countries.

Arlo Poletti is Associate Professor at the University of Trento, Italy. His research interests focus on the political economy of trade, the politics of international regulatory cooperation and the political economy of international institutions.

About the Series

The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series

The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series
The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series presents innovative analyses of a range of novel regional relations and institutions. Going beyond established, formal, interstate economic organizations, this essential series provides informed interdisciplinary and international research and debate about myriad heterogeneous intermediate-level interactions. Reflective of its cosmopolitan and creative orientation, this series is developed by an international editorial team of established and emerging scholars in both the South and North. It reinforces ongoing networks of analysts in both academia and think-tanks as well as international agencies concerned with micro-, meso- and macro-level regionalisms.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General