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Technologies of Empire: IMF Conditionality and the Reinscription of the North/South Divide

S Pahuja

Leiden Journal of International Law | Cambridge University Press (CUP) | Published : 2000


This article seeks to complicate conventional understandings of the way in which IMF conditionality operates in relation to North/South relations. It begins with a genealogy of how the Fund became involved in lending to the South and argues that the Fund was transformed from an essentially monetary institution concerned with the industrialised states to a surveillance organisation directed at providing information about the South to the North. The article then explores what discursive functions the Fund might be performing in the context of the relationship between North and South. In this regard the author identifies two major themes underlying IMF discourse, both of which suggest that an u..

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