Review of Poor States, Power and the Politics of IMF Reform


  • Mulatu Amare Desta Kassel University



Poor States, Power and the Politics of IMF Reform,


The book examines the major cases and policy initiatives of International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Low-Income Developing Countries (LIDCs) in the post-Washington consensus. The IMF policy reform invites scholarly debate, different theoretical explanation and practically problem oriented in addressing the LIDCs needs and powerful states interests. Hibben analyses the driving factors of IMF LIDCs reforms and stakeholder interests and policy tools to achieve the objectives in place.  In doing so, even though author presents the book through lenses of various IPE theories, mainly he posits the IMF policy reforms through the frameworks of the Principal Agent, Constructivist, and Historical structural theories. 

Author Biography

Mulatu Amare Desta, Kassel University

Mulatu Amare Desta is Masters Student in Global Political Economy at Kassel University, Germany.


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How to Cite

Desta, M. A. (2017). Review of Poor States, Power and the Politics of IMF Reform. Journal of World-Systems Research, 23(2), 769–772.