Demanding Accountability / Edition 320

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Demanding Accountability is a collection of nine original case studies that offer insights into how local, national, and international civil society factors mobilize to hold the World Bank accountable for its financed projects. It is a rich source of lessons for understanding today's emerging transnational civil society efforts to challenge powerful global institutions.

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Editorial Reviews

Medha Patar
Brings us hope and confidence to fight against injustice and towards democratic and just development planning.
Juliette Majot
Compelling and insightful.
Thomas T. Ankersen
I recommend this book to both scholars and practitioners of international sustainable development law and policy.
Heather Marquette
It is a rare thing indeed when an academic book has me anxiously turning the pages waiting to see what's going to happen next ( I include my own in this, of course!). This might be a slight exaggeration, but there are many components in Demanding Accountability that are also found in the best airport novels: rich versus poor; international conspiracy; backroom bargaining; corruption; murder; death threats; and so on. Unfortunately, this is not a novel. It is a well researched and documented account of the real tragedies that follow on from ill-conceived development projects and the stories of ordinary citizens (and some not so ordinary, such as the Dalai Lama) trying to hold the World Band to account.
Alvaro Umana
Indispensable reading for anybody interested in transparency and accountability in international institutions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742533110
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 320
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Dana Clark is an international human rights and environmental lawyer and president of the International Accountability Project in Berkeley, California. Jonathan A. Fox is professor and chair of the Latin American and Latino Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Kay Treakle is a program officer in the Environment Program at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Framing the Inspection Panel Chapter 2 Understanding the World Bank Inspection Panel Chapter 3 The Arun III Hydroelectric Project, Nepal Chapter 4 The Planafloro Inspection Panel Claim Chapter 5 Accountability at the World Bank Chapter 6 The Experience of Jamuna Bridge Chapter 7 The BioBio's Legacy Chapter 8 The Inspection Panel Claims in Brazil Chapter 9 Singrauli: The Unfulfilled Struggle for Justice Chapter 10 Social Protection Conditionality in World Bank Structural Adjustment Loans Chapter 11 The China Western Poverty Reduction Project Chapter 12 Conclusion and Analysis

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