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Majority Rule at the IMF

World Policy Journal, 28(2), June 2011

World Policy Journal Martin S. Edwards, Ph.D.
School of Diplomacy and International Relations

With the recent resignation of IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the issue of IMF governance is on the front burner of international policy. At a time in which there are crucial issues at stake in the global economy, one of the most important international organizations has a very large “HELP WANTED” sign in the window. There’s already been a great deal of talk about the selection process, and one can even place wagers on who is going to be named as the next Managing Director. The concern, however, should be less with who gets the job than with how they get it.


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