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The Anti-development State free pdf Seven million Filipinos live or work abroad. One in five wants to emigrate. What has gone wrong in the 20 years since the popular ousting of President Marcos? In this analysis of the roots of failure, Walden Bello shows how the political system remains dominated by a competitive elite who oppose any significant attempts to address the country's huge social inequalities. He pinpoints the unravelling of land reform, the overwhelming power of private interests, the foreign debt service burden, WTO pressure to adopt free market policies, and how sustainable and environmentally friendly development has been consistently undermined by structural adjustment. The way out, he argues, is through the wholesale overhaul of the system of governance, leading to a new development strategy based on more, not less, state intervention, the domestic market as the driver of growth, and working together with other countries in the South.

About Walden Bello

Walden Bello is the founding director of Focus on the Global South, a policy research institute based in Bangkok, Thailand. He is a leading independent critic in the South of current global economic arrangements. He is the author of numerous books, including Deglobalization (Zed Books, Global Issues series, 2002).

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Author : Walden Bello
Publisher : Zed Books Ltd
Data Published : 01 June 2005
ISBN : 1842776312
EAN : 9781842776315
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 360 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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