Controlling Institutions:

International Organizations
and the Global Economy

Dr. Randall Stone
Director of the Skalny Center for Polish
and Central European Studies
Professor of Political Science
University of Rochester

Tuesday, March 22, 7:30 pm
Welles-Brown Room, Rush-Rhees Library,
UR River Campus

Lecture followed by reception and book signing.
RSVP to (585) 275-9898 or by March 14, 2011

How is the United States able to control the IMF with only 17 percent of votes? How are the rules of the global economy made? Randall Stone will present his new book about how international organizations function through a combination of formal rules that apply in ordinary times and informal power that allows leading states to exert control when the stakes are high. Stone compares the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, and the European Union, and argues that international organizations balance the power and interests of the leading state and the member countries.