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The Resource Values in translation : human rights and the culture of the World Bank, Galit A. Sarfaty

Values in translation : human rights and the culture of the World Bank, Galit A. Sarfaty

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Values in translation : human rights and the culture of the World Bank
Title
Values in translation
Title remainder
human rights and the culture of the World Bank
Statement of responsibility
Galit A. Sarfaty
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Language
eng
Summary
The World Bank is the largest lender to developing countries, making loans worth over $20 billion per year to finance development projects around the globe. To guide its investments, the Bank has adopted a number of social and environmental policies, yet it has never instituted any overarching policy on human rights. Despite the potential human rights impact of Bank projects the forced displacement of indigenous peoples resulting from a Bank financed dam project, for example the issue of human rights remains marginal in the Bank's operational practices. Values in Translation analyzes the organizational culture of the World Bank and addresses the question of why it has not adopted a human rights framework. Academics and social advocates have typically focused on legal restrictions in the Bank's Articles of Agreement. This work's anthropological analysis sheds light on internal obstacles including the employee incentive system and a clash of expertise between lawyers and economists over how to define human rights and justify their relevance to the Bank's mission.--
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1978-
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Sarfaty, Galit A.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Stanford studies in human rights
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  • World Bank
  • Human rights
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Values in translation : human rights and the culture of the World Bank, Galit A. Sarfaty
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-182) and index
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volume
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Content category
text
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Contents
Behind the curve : institutional resistance to human rights -- Political and legal constraints : the Board of Executive Directors and the Articles of Agreement -- Bureaucratic obstacles : a clash of expertise within the organizational culture -- Reconciling interpretive gaps : economizing human rights
Control code
FIEb17626390
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv pages, 195 pages
Isbn
9780804763516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • FIE
  • (OCoLC)764364268
Label
Values in translation : human rights and the culture of the World Bank, Galit A. Sarfaty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Behind the curve : institutional resistance to human rights -- Political and legal constraints : the Board of Executive Directors and the Articles of Agreement -- Bureaucratic obstacles : a clash of expertise within the organizational culture -- Reconciling interpretive gaps : economizing human rights
Control code
FIEb17626390
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv pages, 195 pages
Isbn
9780804763516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • FIE
  • (OCoLC)764364268

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