Studies of IMF Governance

Author: Ruben Lamdany
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1451997191
Format: PDF
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The papers in this volume draw on background work done in preparation for the study Governance of the IMF: An Evaluation, Independent Evaluation Office, International Monetary Fund, May 28, 2008 (available at http://www.ieo-imf.org). This compilation presents in one collection the most recent work to date on the subject of governance of the IMF and contributes to the ongoing dialogue on how best to strengthen the governance of this important global institution. Good governance can contribute to the IMF’s legitimacy by ensuring appropriate voice and representation for the membership, by allowing the Fund to fulfill its mandates effectively and efficiently, and by facilitating accountability for relevant stakeholders. Three main conclusions follow from the studies in this volume. First, to strengthen its legitimacy and effectiveness, the Fund needs greater, higher level and more transparent involvement of member country authorities in its governance. Second, the Board needs to play a stronger role in strategy development and oversight, which requires a shift away from the day-to-day business of the organization. Finally, there are significant accountability gaps that need to be addressed if the IMF is to remain effective and regain legitimacy.

Europ ische Union und Internationaler W hrungsfonds

Author: Mohamed Assakkali
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 366254363X
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Das Buch durchdenkt verschiedene Modelle einer engeren Einbindung der EU im IWF und zeigt auf, ob und inwieweit sich einzelne Vorschläge und Ansätze vor dem Hintergrund des geltenden Völkervertragsrechts und der Interessenlage der IWF-Mitgliedstaaten umsetzen lassen.Im Zuge der seit 2009 virulenten Staatsschuldenkrise ist der Internationale Währungsfonds (IWF) in die sogenannten Rettungsschirme und Stabilisierungsmechanismen eingespannt worden. Aus diesem Anlass ist erneut klar geworden, dass die EU im Gefüge des IWF keinen definierten Status hat, obwohl der Euro in dessen sogenanntem Währungskorb an die Stelle des französischen Franc und der D-Mark getreten ist. Die ausschließliche Zuständigkeit der EU für die Währungspolitik der Mitgliedstaaten, deren Währung der Euro ist, wirft die Frage auf, ob sie nicht wie in anderen internationalen Organisationen auch Mitglied des IWF werden müsste. Dem stehen indessen komplexe rechtliche und politische Hindernisse im Wege.

Internationales Staatensanierungsverwaltungsrecht

Author: Jarah Elena Tabea Mönning
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161555988
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Die Autorin beleuchtet die (inter-)administrativen Regelungsstrukturen der Bereitstellung konditionierter IWF-/ESM-Finanzhilfen, vornehmlich am Beispiel der Krisenintervention in Griechenland. Im Fokus steht das verwaltungsmassige Verfahren der Ausgestaltung der Sanierungskonzepte (Konditionalisierung) durch die materiell verselbstandigt, im ubergreifenden Verbund mit den Programmlandern agierenden IWF-/ESM-Verwaltungsebenen. Infolge lediglich geringer primarrechtlicher Programmierung werden Ausgestaltung und Uberwachung der Anpassungsprogramme entscheidend von Handlungsmassstaben bestimmt, die aus der Verwaltungspraxis abgeleitet werden. Die Entwicklung von allgemeinen, gleichformig und systematisch angewandten Grundprinzipien der Sanierungsverwaltung, also eines "Rechts der administrativen Konditionalisierung der Vergabe von IWF-/ESM-Stabilisierungshilfen" kann eine Steuerungs- und Kontrolldefizite kompensierende Verwaltungslegitimation befordern, ohne die Grenzen einer Verrechtlichung infolge der aussen- und wirtschaftspolitischen Dimensionen des Sanierungsprozesses zu negieren.

Resetting the International Monetary Non System

Author: José Antonio Ocampo
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191027952
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This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. International financial crises have plagued the world in recent decades, including the Latin American debt crisis of the 1980s, the East Asian crisis of the late twentieth century, and the global financial crisis of 2007-09. One of the basic problems faced during these crises is the lack of adequate preventive mechanisms, as well as insufficient instruments to finance countries in crisis and to overcome their over-indebtedness. Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System provides an analysis of the global monetary system and the necessary reforms that it should undergo to play an active role in the twenty-first century and proposes a comprehensive yet evolutionary reform of the system. Criticising the ad hoc framework- a "(non)system"- that has evolved following the breakdown of the Bretton Woods arrangement in the early 1970's, Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System places a special focus on the asymmetries that emerging and developing countries face, analysing the controversial management of crises by the International Monetary Fund and proposing a consistent set of reform proposals to design a better system of international monetary cooperation. Policy orientated and structured to deal in a sequential way with the issues involved, it suggests provision of international liquidity through a system that mixes the multicurrency arrangement with a more active use of the IMF's Special Drawing Rights; stronger mechanisms of macroeconomic policy cooperation, including greater cooperation in exchange rate management and freedom to manage capital flows; additional automatic balance-of-payments financing facilities and the complementary use of swap and regional arrangements; a multilateral sovereign debt workout mechanism; and major reforms of the system's governance.

International Politics and Institutions in Time

Author: Orfeo Fioretos
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198744021
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International Politics and Institutions in Time is the definitive exploration, by a group of leading international relations scholars, of the contribution of the historical institutionalism tradition for the study of international politics.Historical institutionalism is a counterpoint to the rational choice and sociological traditions of analysis in the study of international institutions, bringing particular attention to how timing and sequence of pastevents, path dependence, and other processes impact distributions of global power, policy choices, and the outcome of international political battles.

The Diffusion of Power in Global Governance

Author: S. Guzzini
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137283556
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The study of global governance has often led separate lives within the respective camps of International Political Economy and Foucauldian Studies. Guzzini and Neumann combine these to look at an increasingly global politics with a growing number of agents, recognising the emergence of a global polity.

Compendium of elections in Southern Africa 1989 2009

Author: Electoral Institute of Southern Africa
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A comprehensive account of the first two decades of inclusive and competitive elections dealing with Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

East African Scenarios Project

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The East African Scenarios Project aims to generate and sustain dialogue amongst key stakeholders on alternative possible futures that the East African region might have to confront in the coming decades. The project was launched in February 2005 and will run for a four-year period. Within the context of the East African regional integration process, the scenarios will be a tool that citizens, policy makers, technocrats, development partners and others working at the regional level can use to discuss core issues and ideas that will affect regional integration in the coming years. Since 1998, SID (Society for International Development), working with local partners and through its chapters in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, has pioneered the large-scale use of civic scenarios as a means to engage leadership to focus on alternative possible futures. Having completed the three in-country scenarios exercises, the next step is that of seeking to understand how their lessons ans key messages could be useful at a regional level. Scenarios exercises and outputs, mainly in the form of stories, explore alternative possible futures and are used by individuals, executive and leadership groups to improve their decisions. They are based on solid research and seek to combine an understanding of current trends and patterns with informed anticipation of likely events to explore possible future outcomes. The scenarios are set in the East Africa of 2030 and have been produced in an accessible format, easily readable by a wide and diverse audience.