Global Institutions and Development
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Global Institutions and Development by Morten Boas
Book DescriptionThis unique book explores a very broad range of ideas and institutions and provides thorough and detailed case studies in the context of broader theoretical analysis. Key topics such as poverty, global governance, sustainable development and the environment are closely examined, with detailed case studies of the World Bank, the WTO, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, UN Development Programme and the OECD's Development Assistance Committee. The impact multilateral institutions such as the World Bank and IMF have on development is hotly debated, but few doubt their power and influence. This book examines the concepts that have powerfully influenced development policy and, more broadly, looks at the role of ideas in international development institutions and how they have affected current development discourse. The authors analyze why some ideas are taken up by these institutions, how the ideas travel within the systems and how they are translated into policy, modified, distorted or resisted.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415312899
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Oil and Insurgency in the Niger Delta, Paperback (January 2011)
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International Development, Hardback (January 2010)» View all books by Morten Boas
Development is a field of inquiry which stretches into almost all aspects of social and economic life in the non-western world. This collection traces this history from the very beginning of the development enterprise to present day.
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