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LINKAGE OF BILATERAL AND MULTILATERAL ECONOMIC INTERACTIONS BETWEEN DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING STATES

Syed, Turab Hyder (2001) LINKAGE OF BILATERAL AND MULTILATERAL ECONOMIC INTERACTIONS BETWEEN DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING STATES. PhD thesis, University of Karachi, Karachi.

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Abstract

The general thrust of this study is to contribute to the ongoing cumulative effort to test the applicability of theories of international politics and foreign aid by building upon existing knowledge. The specific focus of this study is to explain the implied Realism in the relationship between the United States’ bilateral political interests and the IMF multilateral aid-giving pattern for Pakistan. Though, the whole period of IMF-Pakistan relationship has been discussed, particular attention is drawn by the last two decades of 20th century when the Fund’s adjustment programs assumed critical significance in terms of impact on Pakistan and in having linkage with the U.S interests. Apparently the pattern of IMF packages for Pakistan corresponds with changes in the international political situation as well as the US strategic viewpoint about the South Asian region. This correspondence appears hardly a coincidence and points strongly to the volume and character of multilateral aid flows for Pakistan. In real politic perspective, if this linkage exists, there should be evidence of a strong positive relationship between measures of US strategic and political interests vis-a-vis Pakistan and measures of IMF policy outputs, and a weak relationship between the latter and economic needs of Pakistan. This evidence has been provided in following pages. The central finding reveal that the United States political and military rationales structure the pattern of IMF allocations for Pakistan particularly during the last two decades of the 20th century. The underlying rationales are reflected in the strong positive association of US political and strategic interests arising out of the international and regional political developments with bilateral and multilateral aid flows.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords:economic interactions, developed states, developing states, international politics, foreign aid, imf, us, united states, us-pakistan bilateralism, imf-pakistan relationship
Subjects:Social Sciences(g) > International Relations (g10)
ID Code:928
Deposited By:Mr. Muhammad Asif
Deposited On:24 Nov 2006
Last Modified:04 Oct 2007 21:03

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