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Unholy Trinity


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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Abbreviations and Acknowledgments
  • 1. Globalism and Neoliberalism
  • 2. Bretton Woods: Emergence of a Global Economic Regime
  • 3. The International Monetary Fund
  • 4. The World Bank
  • 5. The World Trade Organization
  • 6. Global Financial Capitalism and the Crisis of Governance
  • Bibliography
  • Index

About the Author

Richard Peet is Professor of Geography at Clark University. He grew up near Liverpool and attended the LSE, the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Berkeley. His main interests include development, policy regimes, globalization, power, social theory, philosophy and Marxism. He was editor of Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography for many years. He also co-edited Economic Geography, and is now editor of Human Geography, a new journal. His is the author of twelve books including (with Elaine Hartwick) Theories of Development (2008); (with Michael Watts) Liberation Ecologies (2004) and Geographies of Power (2007).


'Invaluable to students and activists alike, this is the essential introduction to the unelected government of the world economy.' Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums 'This new edition of the Unholy Trinity offers a timely and razor-sharp analysis of the predicament the world economy is in today and how we got there. With characteristic panache, Peet shows why neoliberal orthodoxy got it so totally wrong and details its disastrous social and economic consequences. A must read for those who wish to understand who is responsible, and what needs to be done to turn the world into a more genuinely humanising place for all.' Erik Swyngedouw, University of Manchester Praise for the first edition: 'This is a terrific book...It is politically committed, theoretically sophisticated, analytically incisive, empirically rich, thoroughly engaged, and full of devastating one-liners that greatly enliven its reading.' - Roger Lee, Economic Geography 'This is a great book' - David Harvey, CUNY 'Unholy Trinity provides an important history lesson of how the IMF, World Bank, and WTO were twisted from their original mandates to serve the interests of corporate globalization.' - John Cavanagh, Director, Institute for Policy Studies

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