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A thousand cuts, social protection in the age of austerity, Alexander Kentikelenis, Thomas Stubbs.

The dominant policy response to economic crises over the past four decades has been the introduction of austerity - a mix of budget cuts and reforms to downsize the role of the state. The authors examine the activities of the world's leading advocate of austerity: the International Monetary Fund. As one of the first systematic assessments of the impact of austerity on people's lives around the world, 'A Thousand Cuts' makes an important contribution to the continuing debate on how to foster social protection in light of economic crises and IMF-mandated policy reforms
Table Of Contents
Cover -- A Thousand Cuts -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction -- Part I. 40 Years of Structural Adjustment -- 2. The Evolution of IMF Conditionality -- 3. How to Evaluate the Effects of IMF Conditionality -- Part II. Social Protection and Structural Adjustment -- 4. Conditionality and Health Policy -- 5. Conditionality and Income Inequality -- 6. Conditionality and Health Outcomes -- Part III. Looking Forward -- 7. The IMF and the COVID- 19 Response -- 8. The Future of IMF Lending: A Better Way? -- Appendix: A New Dataset on Conditionality, 1980- 2019 -- References -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Also issued in print: 2023
Physical Description
1 online resource (281 pages)
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