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IMF's Effects on Revolutions

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IMF's Effects on Revolutions By Evan Arant and Will Taylor Outline Introduction
Literature on the IMF and Revolutions
Research Question
Case Study: Indonesia
Case Study: Egypt
Discussion Questions IMF: History IMF Polices and its Effects IMF Structural Adjustment Policies
Negatives What Can Cause a Revolution? Crane Brinton and "The Anatomy Of Revolution" Not all revolutions are the same and financial problems play an important role. James C. Davies and " The Circumstances and Causes of Revolution" Expected versus Actual Satisfaction Paul Collier and "The Bottom Billion" Low Income, Slow Growth, and Dependence on a Commodity Research Question Research Question: How does the IMF and SAPs relationship with certain economic factors increase the chance of revolution in developing countries?

Hypothesis: The IMF economic programs increase and cause factors that lead to revolution in countries. Independent and Dependent Variables DV: Factors contributing to revolutionary environments

IV1: Impacts of IMF involvement on the economy

IV2: Impacts of IMF involvement on standard of living

IV3: Impact of IMF involvement on democracy and human rights. Case Study: Egypt Egypt and IMF from 1980-1998
1.85 billion Egypt and IMF from 2000-2003
Stagnation Egypt and IMF from 2004-2007
Macroeconomics Egypt's Reforms and Stability Egypt's Consumer Price Index Egypt: Unemployment Rate Egypt's Youth Unemployment Egypt: Other Factors HDI (Human Development Index)
Gini Coefficient
FAO (Food Price Index)
Subsidy Case Study: Egypt Dominique Strauss-Kahn, IMF Managing Director
Did This Cause a Revolution?
Future of IMF in Egypt? Discussion Questions Are Economic Factors the primary cause of revolutions?

Do you think that the IMF has a positive or negative impact? Case Study: Indonesia Suharto's Military Coup and Economic Growth and Success

Asian Economic Crisis

IMF Reforms to Indonesia Indonesia's Exchange Rate and Inflation Indonesia's Consumer Price Index Indonesia's Unemployment Rates Indonesia: Other Factors Indonesia's Human Development Index (HDI)

Freedom House Index

Gini Coefficient

GDP Per Capita
Slower regaining growth Case Study: Indonesia Protests and Riots
Fall of Suharto
Aftermath and Currently in Indonesia
Was Economics and IMF a Factor? Introduction to Economic Reforms USSR at the End of The Cold War
Mikhail Gorbachev
Turned from Communistic society to a Capitalistic society
Success at first but slowly Collapse China-Post Mao
Capitalistic Reforms
Growing Economy
Still Authoritarian Brentton Woods Conference
Started out 28 nations sign the treaty
Started the International Monetary Fund
Created the World Bank
Looked into exchange rates IMF and the Floating Exchange Rate
Looking at Stabilization Programs for Developing Countries
Now 188 Countries Currently References Abouharb, M. Rodwan and David Cingranelli. 2006. The Human Rights Effects of World Bank Structural Adjustment Lending, 1981-2000. International Studies Quarterly 50, 2: 233-62.
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