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The Resource Foreclosing the future : the World Bank and the politics of environmental destruction, Bruce Rich

Foreclosing the future : the World Bank and the politics of environmental destruction, Bruce Rich

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Foreclosing the future : the World Bank and the politics of environmental destruction
Title
Foreclosing the future
Title remainder
the World Bank and the politics of environmental destruction
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Rich
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has vowed that his institution will fight poverty and climate change, a claim that World Bank presidents have made for two decades. But if worldwide protests and reams of damning internal reports are any indication, it is doing just the opposite. By funding development projects and programs that warm the planet and destroy critical natural resources on which the poor depend, the Bank has been hurting the very people it claims to serve. What explains this blatant contradiction?If anyone has the answer, it is arguably Bruce Rich--a lawyer and expert in public international finance who has for the last three decades studied the Bank's institutional contortions, the real-world consequences of its lending, and the politics of the global environmental crisis. What emerges from the bureaucratic dust is a disturbing and gripping story of corruption, larger-than-life personalities, perverse incentives, and institutional amnesia. The World Bank is the Vatican of development finance, and its dysfunction plays out as a reflection of the political hypocrisies and failures of governance of its 188 member countries.Foreclosing the Future shows how the Bank's failure to address the challenges of the 21st Century has implications for everyone in an increasingly interdependent world. Rich depicts how the World Bank is a microcosm of global political and economic trends--powerful forces that threaten both environmental and social ruin. Rich shows how the Bank has reinforced these forces, undercutting the most idealistic attempts at alleviating poverty and sustaining the environment, and damaging the lives of millions. Readers will see global politics on an increasingly crowded planet as they never have before--and come to understand the changes necessary if the World Bank is ever to achieve its mission"--
  • "Foreclosing the Future shows how the World Bank's failure to address the challenges of the 21st Century has implications for everyone in an increasingly interdependent world. Rich depicts how the World Bank is a microcosm of global political and economic trends--powerful forces that threaten both environmental and social ruin. Rich shows how the Bank has reinforced these forces, undercutting the most idealistic attempts at alleviating poverty and sustaining the environment, and damaging the lives of millions"--
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Rich, Bruce
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • World Bank
  • Development banks
  • Environmental policy
  • Economic assistance
  • Economic development projects
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Foreclosing the future : the World Bank and the politics of environmental destruction, Bruce Rich
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Chapter 1. Tiger Talk Chapter 2. Present at the Creation Chapter 3. "I Can Change the Approval Culture to an Effectiveness Culture" Chapter 4. High Risk, High Reward Chapter 5. The Logic Was Textbook Perfect Chapter 6. Backwards Into the Future Chapter 7. The Brief, Broken Presidency of Paul Wolfowitz Chapter 8. The Carbon Caravan Chapter 9. A Market Like No Other Chapter 10. Financializing Development Chapter 11. Dying for Growth Chapter 12. What Does it Take?
Control code
FIEb17452892
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 303 pages
Isbn
9781610911856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)844728412
Label
Foreclosing the future : the World Bank and the politics of environmental destruction, Bruce Rich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Chapter 1. Tiger Talk Chapter 2. Present at the Creation Chapter 3. "I Can Change the Approval Culture to an Effectiveness Culture" Chapter 4. High Risk, High Reward Chapter 5. The Logic Was Textbook Perfect Chapter 6. Backwards Into the Future Chapter 7. The Brief, Broken Presidency of Paul Wolfowitz Chapter 8. The Carbon Caravan Chapter 9. A Market Like No Other Chapter 10. Financializing Development Chapter 11. Dying for Growth Chapter 12. What Does it Take?
Control code
FIEb17452892
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 303 pages
Isbn
9781610911856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)844728412

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