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Political unrest under IMF programmes: labour mobility, fiscal conditionality, and democratic representation

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What triggers political unrest under International Monetary Fund (IMF) programmes? Why do we see unrest—protests, strikes, and riots—in some countries under IMF programmes and not in others? This thesis argues that IMF labour conditionality in an immobile labour market compounded by intrusive fiscal conditionality and blocked democratic channels result in unrest. Where labour is immobile in the borrowing country, IMF labour conditionality decentralising the market creates large-scale griev...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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