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Hypocrisy Trap: The World Bank and the Poverty of Reform

Published on Nov 16, 2008
Catherine Weaver7
Estimated H-index: 7
List of Figures and Tables ix Preface xi Abbreviations xv CHAPTER ONE: Introduction: Hypocrisy and Change in the World Bank 1 CHAPTER TWO: The World Bank Hypocrisy Trap 19 CHAPTER THREE: The World's Bank and the Bank's World 44 CHAPTER FOUR: Good Governance and Anticorruption: From Rhetoric to Reality? 92 CHAPTER FIVE: The Poverty of Reform 140 CHAPTER SIX: The Fog of Development 176 List of Interviews 193 References 195 Index 219
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Estimated H-index: 4
(Swarthmore College),
Mike Reay (Finlandia University)
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Estimated H-index: 13
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Estimated H-index: 14
(FU Hagen: FernUniversität Hagen),
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Estimated H-index: 1
(Rolf C. Hagen Group),
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Estimated H-index: 24
(Kyoto University),
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Estimated H-index: 9
(Kyoto University)
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Estimated H-index: 18
(SBU: Stony Brook University)
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Estimated H-index: 2
(QC: Queens College)
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Estimated H-index: 17
(UNIL: University of Lausanne)
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Matthew S. Winters13
Estimated H-index: 13
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign),
Jaclyn D. Streitfeld
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