World Bank And Africa, The by Graham Harrison | 9780415302807 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
World Bank And Africa, The

World Bank And Africa, The

by Graham Harrison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415302803

ISBN-13: 9780415302807

Pub. Date: 04/22/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Shortlisted for the Inaugural International Political Economy Group annual book prize, 2006.

An incisive exploration of the interventions of the World Bank in severely indebted African states. Understanding sovereignty as a frontier rather than a boundary, this key study develops a vision of a powerful international organization reconciling a global political

Overview

Shortlisted for the Inaugural International Political Economy Group annual book prize, 2006.

An incisive exploration of the interventions of the World Bank in severely indebted African states. Understanding sovereignty as a frontier rather than a boundary, this key study develops a vision of a powerful international organization reconciling a global political economy with its own designs and a specific set of challenges posed by the African region. This analysis details the nature of the World Bank intervention in the sovereign frontier, investigating institutional development, discursive intervention, and political stabilization. It tackles the methods by which the World Bank has led a project to re-shape certain African states according to a governance template, leading to the presentation of 'success stories' in a continent associated with reform failure.

This conceptually innovative book details a political economy of the World Bank in Africa that is both globally contextualized and attentive to individual states. It is the only volume to look at the bank's relations with Africa and will interest all students and researchers of African politics and the World Bank.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415302807
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/22/2004
Series:
Routledge Advances in International Political Economy Series, #13
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Section I. the Governance Encounter: The World Bank, Governance States and a New Sovereign Frontier
Chapter 1: The Road to Governance: The World Bank and Africa
Chapter 2: Governance States in Africa: Conceptualising the Encounter between the World Bank and the Sovereign Frontier
Chapter 3. Conceptualising the World Bank: Governance and Global Régimes
Section II. Constructing Governance States: Institutions, Discourse, Security
Chapter 4: Introducing Post Conditionality
Chapter 5: The Mechanics of Post Conditionality
Chapter 6: Liberalism and the Discourse of Reform in Governance States
Chapter 7: Securing Governance States
Chapter 8: Neoliberalism's Revenge

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