The World Bank: Development, Poverty, Hegemony

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The world bank - development, poverty, hegemony scrutinises the World bank's agenda-setting documents of the past fifteen years - from its examinations of African 'crises' and East Asian 'miracles', to its perspectives on the state's changing developmental role, the Bank's environmental and participatory strategies, and the institution's changes since Paul Wolfowitz took over from James Wolfensohn as the Bank president in 2005. A wide range of academic scholars and activists, including economists, philosophers, environmentalists, political scientists, geographers and civil society radicals, examine the efforts of the World Bank to construct a path through poverty and power, and ask if reform of the Bank is possible or rejection probable. As the World Bank enters an era in which it will be subjected to more tests than ever before, this title is essential reading to understand the Bank' ideological and political foundations.