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IEL Intergovernmental Organisations Contents

The International Encyclopaedia of Laws (IEL) Intergovernmental Organisations includes information in book-length form written in English for 32 organizations.  The monographs are written by legal academics and/or practitioners with expertise in intergovernmental organizations for those countries.  The monographs enable comparative research in intergovernmental organizations.  These monographs include a general introduction on intergovernmental organizations followed by specialized chapters on development and structure, managements of the international monetary system, balance of payments support, and the IMF in global context. A more detailed Table of Contents follows:

Table of Contents
The Author
List of Abbreviations
Part I. Development and Structure
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The Fund’s Function in the International
Economic System
Chapter 3. Articles of Agreement
Chapter 4. Genesis
Chapter 5. Amendments
Chapter 6. Membership
Chapter 7. Object and Purpose
Chapter 8. Rules for Interpretation
Chapter 9. Institutional Structure
Chapter 10. Legal Status, Privileges and Immunities
Chapter 11. Financial Structure
Chapter 12. SDRs and the Management of International
Chapter 13. Operations and Transaction in SDRs
Part II. Management of the International Monetary System
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Surveillance: Overseeing the International
Monetary System
Chapter 3. New Practices in Exchange Rate Management
Chapter 4. Convertibility and Trade Liberalization
Chapter 5. Reforming the IMF
Part III. Balance of Payments Support
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The Concept of Balance of Payments
Chapter 3. The Need for Support
Chapter 4. The Political Economy
Chapter 5. Purchasing Currencies from the Fund
Chapter 6. IMF Conditionality
Part IV. The IMF in Global Context
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The Duty to Cooperate
Chapter 3. Related Economic and Monetary Group
Chapter 4. Relations with the UN
Chapter 5. Country Level Cooperation: Policy Reduction
Strategy Paper
Chapter 6. Cooperation with the World Bank
Chapter 7. Relationship with the World Trade Organization
Chapter 8. The Promotion of Sustainable Development and
Debt Management
Selected Bibliography
Appendix 1. Articles of Agreement of the International
Monetary Fund
Appendix 2. Secondary Legislation of the IMF
Appendix 3. IMF Guidelines on Conditionality
(September 25, 2002)
Appendix 4. The Role of the IMF in Governance Issues –
Guidance Note
Subject Index

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