Broad, Robin (School of International Service)

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Poorer Countries and the Environment: Friends or Foes?
Published in: World Development Vol. 72, pp. 419–431, 2015 0305-750X/Ó 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd., This article focuses on delineating the conditions under which the governments of poorer countries become active defend- ers and protectors of the environment. It does so based on field work in two poorer countries, El Salvador and Costa Rica, where the governments have instituted moratoria on financially lucrative but environmentally destructive mining in order to protect the environ- ment. Building on these case studies and prior work, the article posits three conditions—related to civil society, the private sector, and the public sector—under which governments of poorer countries implement policies that favor environmental ends over shorter term economic rewards.
The Death of the Washington Consensus?
Robin Broad; John Cavanagh World Policy Journal; Fall 1999; 16, 3; Research Library Core pg. 79
The Washington Consensus Meets the Global Backlash: Shifting Debates and Policies
Published in: Globalizations December 2004, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 129–154, During the final two decades of the twentieth century, development theory and practice were dominated by a neoliberal ‘Washington Consensus’. This article analyzes the shifting debate over that Consensus. The article focuses on the current ‘elite’ debate about the Consensus in an attempt to gauge the extent of change. It does so by coding primary research materials according to specific Consensus tenets to analyze (1) the individual and collective positions of several prominent, elite actors termed the ‘break-aways’; and (2) the editorial positions of leading publications that serve as key, elite ‘voices’. Washington Consensus tenets are broken into five categories: trade liberalization, deregulation, privatization, financial liberalization and debt-crisis management. This analysis of primary texts leads to the Conclusion that the ‘Washington Consensus’ no longer prevails as an elite northern Consensus, and we are presently not only in a period of debate, but in the midst of a paradigm shift.
Before Seattle
Before Seattle
Published in: Third World Quarterly, Volume 24, 2003 - Issue 4
Checking it once, checking it twice
Checking it once, checking it twice
Published as: Broad, R., & Cavanagh, J. (1996, Dec 08). Checking it once, checking it twice. The Washington Post
The Corporate Accountability Movement
"A Study for the World Wildlife Fund's Project on International Financial Flows and the Environment"

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