Walden Bello is the founding Director of Focus on the Global South, a policy research institute based in Bangkok, Thailand. He is a renowned campaigner for international justice and development, and a 2003 winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize. His many books include A Siamese Tragedy (with Cunningham & Li Kheng Poh, Zed Books, 1999) and Global Finance (with Bullard & Malhotra, Zed Books 2000).
Books by Walden Bello
Ideas for a New World Economy–Updated Edition
This is a short and trenchant history of the organizations — the World Bank, IMF, WTO, and Group of Seven — which have promoted economic globalization and which are now trying to manage the unmanageable. Walden Bello points to their manifest failings, seen in recurrent financial crises, the ever widening gulf between developing and industrialized countries, the persistence of gross inequalities and mass poverty. He examines new ideas for reforming world economic management, and argues… (more information)
Deglobalization in the Age of Austerity
In this eye-opening and often scathing book, Walden Bello provides a forensic dissection of contemporary capitalism’s multiple crises. Trenchant but constructive, Bello’s analysis of the collapse of the global real economy, covering such issues as the Wall Street meltdown, the disintegration of the Greek economy, and the rise of China, emphasizes the ever more pressing need to engage in a radical process of deglobalization towards a decentralized, pluralistic world system. Only… (more information)