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Hypocrisy Trap: The World Bank and the Poverty of Reform
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
Bridging the rationalist–constructivist divide: re-engineering the culture of the World Bank
In this article, we seek to explain reform patterns at the World Bank. Traditional realist and institutionalist theories say little about the process of change within international organizations
The World's Bank and the Bank's World
Abstract Who or what shapes and drives the policy and operational behavior of the World Bank? The objective of this essay is to lay the conceptual and empirical framework for this special issue. I
A Race to the Top? The Aid Transparency Index and the Social Power of Global Performance Indicators
Abstract Recent studies on global performance indicators (GPIs) reveal the distinct power that nonstate actors can accrue and exercise in world politics. How and when does this happen? Using a
“Our Poverty Is a World Full of Dreams:” Reforming the World Bank
Under what circumstances do international organizations change their operations and routines? Examining the recent Strategic Compact reform initiative, we argue that change in the World Bank is
Reflections on the American school: An IPE of our making
In 1984, Susan Strange famously likened the field of international political economy (IPE) to the wild American west, a ‘vast, open range… still unfenced, still open to all comers’ (Strange, 1984: ...
RIPE, the American School and diversity in global IPE
ABSTRACT On the occasion of the Review of International Political Economy's 20th anniversary, this paper systematically assesses RIPE's claim to represent an alternative to the ‘mainstream’ study of
IPE's Split Brain
I became aware of my scholarly schizophrenia nearly three years at the 2006 inaugural meeting of the International Political Economy Society. Benjamin J. Cohen provided the keynote address, in which
Open Data for Development: The World Bank, Aid Transparency, and the Good Governance of International Financial Institutions
  • C. Weaver
  • Economics, Political Science
    Good Governance and Modern International…
  • 24 June 2019
Development scholars and practitioners today see progressive access to information and transparency policies as necessary preconditions for improved effectiveness of international development aid and
The politics of performance evaluation: Independent evaluation at the International Monetary Fund
How has the Fund institutionalized independent evaluation as a means of assessing its performance? This paper process-traces the contentious creation of the Fund’s Independent Evaluation Office