International Organizations and the Global Economy
Dr. Randall Stone Director of the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies Professor of Political Science University of Rochester
Tuesday, March 22, 7:30 pm Welles-Brown Room, Rush-Rhees Library, UR River Campus Lecture followed by reception and book signing. RSVP to (585) 275-9898 or firstname.lastname@example.org by March 14, 2011
How is the United States able to control the IMF with only 17 percent of votes? How are the rules of the global economy made? Randall Stone will present his new book about how international organizations function through a combination of formal rules that apply in ordinary times and informal power that allows leading states to exert control when the stakes are high. Stone compares the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, and the European Union, and argues that international organizations balance the power and interests of the leading state and the member countries.