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The Resource Change and continuity at the World Bank : reforming paradoxes of economic development, Peter J. Hammer, Professor of Law and Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, Wayne State University Law School, USA

Change and continuity at the World Bank : reforming paradoxes of economic development, Peter J. Hammer, Professor of Law and Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, Wayne State University Law School, USA

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Change and continuity at the World Bank : reforming paradoxes of economic development
Title
Change and continuity at the World Bank
Title remainder
reforming paradoxes of economic development
Statement of responsibility
Peter J. Hammer, Professor of Law and Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, Wayne State University Law School, USA
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This fascinating book examines the World Bank's capacity for change, illustrating the influence of overlapping political, organizational and epistemic constraints. Through comprehensive historical and economic analysis, Peter J. Hammer illuminates the difficulties faced by recent attempts at reform and demonstrates the ways in which the training and socialization of Bank economists work to define the policy space available for meaningful change. The author examines the patterns of change and continuity at the World Bank during the presidencies of James Wolfensohn (1995-2005), Paul Wolfowitz (2005-2007) and Robert Zoellick (2007-2012) and discusses the role that various Chief Economists have played in the evolution of the Bank's research activities. His analysis of Bank reforms--both successful and unsuccessful--demonstrates how neoclassical economics sets the Bank's research and development agendas and limits reform possibilities derived from different academic traditions. This clear and balanced account is an important case study in the role that epistemic constraints can play in the formation of public policy, with implications for both the World Bank and other international organizations. Students, professors and researchers with an interest in economic development, institutional economics and policy studies will find it an invaluable resource, as will government officials and practitioners working in international development
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Hammer, Peter Joseph
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World Bank
  • Economic development
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Change and continuity at the World Bank : reforming paradoxes of economic development, Peter J. Hammer, Professor of Law and Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, Wayne State University Law School, USA
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. The World Bank and Wolfensohn era reforms -- 2. The ABCs of the World Bank -- 3. A framework for modeling Bank behavior -- 4. The dynamics of epistemic economic change -- 5. Application to debt relief, participation and knowledge -- 6. Application to social capital -- 7. Application to institutional economics -- 8. Redefining Bank research within the epistemic constraints of economics -- 9. Bank evolution since Wolfenshon -- 10. The future of development
Control code
FIEb17456307
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 183 pages
Isbn
9781781009260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)854633669
Label
Change and continuity at the World Bank : reforming paradoxes of economic development, Peter J. Hammer, Professor of Law and Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, Wayne State University Law School, USA
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. The World Bank and Wolfensohn era reforms -- 2. The ABCs of the World Bank -- 3. A framework for modeling Bank behavior -- 4. The dynamics of epistemic economic change -- 5. Application to debt relief, participation and knowledge -- 6. Application to social capital -- 7. Application to institutional economics -- 8. Redefining Bank research within the epistemic constraints of economics -- 9. Bank evolution since Wolfenshon -- 10. The future of development
Control code
FIEb17456307
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 183 pages
Isbn
9781781009260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)854633669

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