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Inside the World Bank

Exploding the Myth of the Monolithic Bank

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Xu Yi-chong, Patrick Weller
    Pages 1-21
  3. Xu Yi-chong, Patrick Weller
    Pages 23-46
  4. Xu Yi-chong, Patrick Weller
    Pages 47-82
  5. Xu Yi-chong, Patrick Weller
    Pages 83-104
  6. Xu Yi-chong, Patrick Weller
    Pages 105-131
  7. Xu Yi-chong, Patrick Weller
    Pages 133-153
  8. Xu Yi-chong, Patrick Weller
    Pages 155-174
  9. Xu Yi-chong, Patrick Weller
    Pages 175-192
  10. Xu Yi-chong, Patrick Weller
    Pages 193-215
  11. Xu Yi-chong, Patrick Weller
    Pages 217-230
  12. Xu Yi-chong, Patrick Weller
    Pages 231-235
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 237-249

About this book

Introduction

This book argues that the World Bank, far from being a unitary actor, is fundamentally plural, internally fragmented and dispersed, with cascading chains of delegation, authority and controls, and with considerable discretion delegated to the staff.

Keywords

bank Governance World Bank

About the authors

XU YI-CHONG and PATRICK WELLER are professors of politics at the Centre for Governance and Public Policy at Griffith University, USA.

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Reviews

"Providing a rich description of many aspects of the World Bank, with details on internal operations that specialists may value, the authors posit that the World Bank is not well described by conventional principal-agent or bureaucratic models. Summing Up: Recommended." - Choice