Political Economy Seminar
The Meddlers: Sovereignty, Empire and the Birth of Global Economic Governance
Presenter: Jamie Martin, Harvard University
Date: Friday 23 June 2023
Time: 11am (Sydney/Australian Eastern Time)
Online: Please join via Zoom
Please join us for a seminar with Jamie Martin, on his book, The Meddlers: Sovereignty, Empire and the Birth of Global Economic Governance, recently published by Harvard University Press.
Martijn Konings will also speak as discussant.
About the talk
International economic institutions like the International Monetary Fund and World Bank exert incredible influence over the domestic policies of many states. These institutions date from the end of World War II and amassed power during the neoliberal era of the late twentieth century. But as Jamie Martin shows, if we want to understand their deeper origins and the ideas and dynamics that shaped their controversial powers, we must turn back to the explosive political struggles that attended the birth of global economic governance in the early twentieth century.