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Focus Three: Global Economic Governance

Governing the Currency: A Political Choice (May 2011)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, May 1, 2011

Governing the Currency: A Political Choice (May 2011)

In this article, which appeared in French in No. 320 of Projet, a bimonthly magazine published by Centre de Recherche et d’Action Sociales, Aldo Caliari argues that the international monetary system is a political construct. As such, it is a matter of political choice for the countries giving shape to it to come up with solutions that address its shortcomings.

Multiple Multilateralisms in Post-Crisis Reform Efforts: UN vs G20 (March 2011)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Mar 11, 2011

Multiple Multilateralisms in Post-Crisis Reform Efforts: UN vs G20 (March 2011)

In an article recently appeared at the Academic Council for the United Nations System newsletter, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari explores the relationship between the G20 Summits and the United Nations. He argues that a comparison between them remains one between apples and oranges, so the relationship between the UN and the G20 can be appreciated not only in a model of competition, but also in one of synergy. However much the potential for either one exists, though, which one prevails in practice is up to the political will of the actors involved.

 

US organizations support taxing on financial transactions for development (February 2011)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Feb 16, 2011

US organizations support taxing on financial transactions for development (February 2011)

In a recent letter Center of Concern and other 40 organizations call on US President Barack Obama to support the Investing in our Future Act, that would impose a 0.005% levy on foreign currency exchange transactions by large-scale investors, such as investment banks and money center banks, to fund health and climate programs.

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