Structural adjustment programs and human rights : an examination of current research

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dc.contributor.advisor Hall, Steven Randolph DeNeve, Christa 2017-08-02T13:46:04Z 2017-08-02T13:46:04Z 2017-05
dc.identifier.other A-381
dc.description.abstract International Financial Institutions (IFIs) play an increasingly important role in the international economy. Experiencing the hardships of economic crises, nations are able to tum to these institutions for emergency lending and aid to stabilize their economies. However, these loans often come with conditions that often require but are not limited to austerity measures, trade liberalization, or currency devaluation. As more countries tum to IFIs for crisis lending, unintended consequences may occur, especially in the area of human rights. Research disagrees on if these programs and their subsequent conditions increase human rights violations, and if so, the extent these violations are increased. Two main arguments are present in current research. The first argues that structural adjustment programs do result in an increase in human rights violations, while the second argues that structural adjustment programs actually lowers human rights violations until the cost of repayment exceeds new loans. This paper seeks to examine both empirical arguments, and then present a critique of the current research on the topic. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.subject.lcsh Political science.
dc.title Structural adjustment programs and human rights : an examination of current research en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis. Thesis (B.?) en_US

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