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Licensed Larceny: Infrastructure, Financial Extraction and the Global South

Nicholas Hildyard


No struggle for social justice that lacks a grounded understanding of how wealth is accumulated within society, and by whom, is ever likely to make more than a marginal dent in the status quo. Much work has been done over the years by academics and activists to illuminate the broad processes of wealth extraction. But a constantly watchful eye is essential if new forms of financial extraction are to be blocked, short-circuited, deflected or unsettled. So when the World Bank and other well-known enablers of wealth extraction start to organise to promote greater private-sector involvement in ‘in ... More

Keywords: Social justice, Infrastructure, Financial extraction, Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), World Bank, Inequality, Asset class

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781784994266
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784994266.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Hildyard, author
The Corner House