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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Defining civil society : a political exercise Civil society in itself is an elusive concept ( Van Rooy 1997 ; Biekart 1999 ; Edwards 2004 ) . It has many definitions and serves the purposes of plural interests ( Fowler , in Van Rooy ...
( Kamat 2004 : 160 ) For Biekart , there are two main questions linked to the confusion created by the use of the concept of civil society : ( 1 ) who belongs to it ? and ( 2 ) what are its properties ? ( Biekart 1999 : 32 ) .
In redirecting the state's traditional function as provider of rights ( civil , political and socio - economic ) , civil society is entrusted with the responsibility for promoting the common good . However , as civil society is becoming ...
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the challenge of institutionalizing
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