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Architects of the State: International Financial Institutions and the Reconstruction of States in East Asia

Halliday, Terence


For international financial institutions (IFIs), it is a continuing puzzle why the global norms they propagate are enacted either reluctantly or not at all. This article shows that failures of enactment and implementation frequently occur because many IFI-initiated law reforms go far beyond changing the law; they amount to a restructuring of the state itself and the accompanying redistributions of power. This article demonstrates how state restructuring can occur in a technical area of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Law and Social Inquiry
DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-4469.2011.01266.x


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