The World Bank and Governance: A Decade of Reform and Reaction
Diane Stone, Christopher Wright
Routledge, 2007 - 276 من الصفحات
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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... civil society groups . In terms of the latter , the ' safeguards ' discourse positions them as the de facto representatives of local communities and sensitive ecosystems in the multilateral system . Transnational networks of civil society ...
... 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 1997 ) . It ...
... civil society is seen as the honest broker of ' the people's interests ' . ( 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 ...
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