Change and Continuity at the World Bank

Change and Continuity at the World Bank

This fascinating book examines the World BankÕs 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 (1995Ð2005), Paul Wolfowitz (2005Ð2007) and Robert Zoellick (2007Ð2012) and discusses the role that various Chief Economists have played in the evolution of the BankÕs research activities. His analysis of Bank reforms Ð both successful and unsuccessful Ð demonstrates how neoclassical economics sets the BankÕs 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.

A Game As Old As Empire

The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption: Easyread Large Bold Edition

A Game As Old As Empire


A Game As Old As Empire

The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption

A Game As Old As Empire

John Perkins links his experiences to new revelations that expose the drive for empire that lies behind the rhetoric of globalization....Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel money from the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign ''aid'' organizations into the coffers of huge corporations and the pockets of a few wealthy families who control the planet's natural resources. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder. They play a game as old as empire, but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization.

Transnational Social Work Practice

Transnational Social Work Practice

A growing number of people immigrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, displaced individuals, and families lead lives that transcend national boundaries. Often because of economic pressures, these individuals continually move through places, countries, and cultures, becoming exposed to unique risk and protective factors. Though migration itself has existed for centuries, the availability of fast and cheap transportation as well as today's sophisticated technologies and electronic communications have allowed transmigrants to develop transnational identities and relationships, as well as engage in transnational activities. Yet despite this new reality, social work has yet to establish the parameters of a transnational social work practice. In one of the first volumes to address social work practice with this emergent and often marginalized population, practitioners and scholars specializing in transnational issues develop a framework for transnational social work practice. They begin with the historical and environmental context of transnational practice and explore the psychosocial, economic, environmental, and political factors that affect at-risk and vulnerable transnational groups. They then detail practical strategies, supplemented with case examples, for working with transnational populations utilizing this population's existing strengths. They conclude with recommendations for incorporating transnational social work into the curriculum.

Global Governance

The Role of States and International Organizations

Global Governance


Quill & Quire

Quill & Quire


Killing with Kindness

Haiti, International Aid, and NGOs

Killing with Kindness

Set in Haiti following the 2004 coup and enhanced by research carried out after the 2010 earthquake, Killing with Kindness analyzes the impact of official development aid on recipient non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and their relationships with local communities. It offers rich enthnographic comparisons of two Haitian women's NGOs working in HIV/AIDS prevention and examines participation and autonomy as well as donor policies that inhibit these goals.

2000 Foreign Policy Overview and the President's Fiscal Year 2001 Foreign Affairs Budget Request

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on African Affairs and Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, Narcotics, and Terrorism and the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Second Session, February 8, 9, 10, 24, 25, 29, March 8 and 23, 2000

2000 Foreign Policy Overview and the President's Fiscal Year 2001 Foreign Affairs Budget Request