ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Economic Ironies in World Politics-A Sequel to Political Ironies in World Economy

A Sequel to Political Ironies in World Economy Andre Gunder Frank This essay shows how in the short run today world economic conditions limit the discretion of, and produce unintended consequences from, political policy. These economic conditions are largely beyond anyone's control, but they have far-reaching effects on apparently autonomous political policies and social movements around the world. Uncontrollable world economic constraints and exigencies ironically subvert well and not so well inten- tioned political action all around the world. Their combination results in unhappy consequences for the peoples of the world.

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