Walden Bello

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).

  • Deglobalization, 2nd Edition

    Ideas for a New World Economy

    By Walden Bello     January 2004

    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 that a much more fundamental and radical shift of direction is required.