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Money and Power


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Table of Contents

1. The political economy of development
2. Money in the political economy of development
3. Making Markets
4. International development banks and creditor states
5. The British Market Makers
6. Poverty in Africa and the history of multilateral aid
7. Derivative business and aid-funded accumulation
8. Private sector development and bilateral interventions
9. Taking the long view of promoting capitalism
10. Aid effectiveness: what are we measuring?
11. Conclusion

About the Author

Sarah Bracking is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and Development at the University of Manchester. She is the editor of Corruption and Development (Palgrave, 2007) and Money and Power (Pluto, 2009) and a member of the Review of African Political Economy editorial working group.


'A committed, thoughtful, closely and rigorously-argued work. The most relevant analysis of how money and capitalist power reproduce poverty in today's world' -- Professor Alfredo Saad Filho, Head of Department of Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
'Exposes in elegant detail the economic and political interests that lie behind aid' -- Nick Hildyard works with the Corner House, a UK research and solidarity group focusing on human rights, environment and development.
'Cutting-edge' -- Patrick Bond, Senior Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal School of Development Studies, Durban, South Africa
'A clear and trenchant indictment of the view that private capital has the interest and capacity to develop the Global South' -- Raymond Bush, Professor in African Studies and Development Politics, University of Leeds
'Delivers important detail about how northern elites and businesses, under the guise of development maintain and promote international inequality' -- Raymond Bush, Professor in African Studies and Development Politics,University of Leeds

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