The World Bank and Governance: A Decade of Reform and Reaction
This timely book offers the first critical examination of World Bank policy reforms and initiatives during the past decade.
The World Bank is viewed as one of the most powerful international organizations of our time. The authors critically analyze the influence of the institution’s policy and engagement during the past decade in a variety of issue areas, including human rights, domestic reform, and the environment.
The World Bank and Governancedelves into the bowels of the World Bank, exploring its organizational structure, professional culture and bureaucratic procedures, illustrating how these shape its engagement with an increasingly complex, diverse and challenging operational environment. The book includes chapters on two under-researched divisions of the World Bank: the International Finance Corporation and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency. Several illuminating country studies are also included, analyzing the World Bank's activities in Argentina, Bolivia, Lebanon, Hungary and Vietnam.
This volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of international relations, development, politics and economics.
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The socializing effect of transnational advocacy networks Socialization is defined as a process whereby agents endogenize ideas that are constitutive of the social structure in which they exist ( Schimmelfennig 2000 : 110–12 ) .
Indeed , advocacy networks perceive IFC to be ' better than the Bank ' in terms of responding to interactions with the networks . Furthermore , IFC is seen to be less bureaucratic in responding to environmental problems and ...
Transnational advocacy networks attempted direct and indirect socialization processes through IFC and MIGA's projects and policies . The effect has been the initial creation of a form of sustainable development within the affiliate ...
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the challenge of institutionalizing
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