Multilateral Institutions

Multilateral Institutions : A Critical Introduction

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In recent years, a great deal of public attention has been focussed on multilateral institutions such as the World Bank, IMF and WTO. This book offers students, practitioners and activists a critical guide to these and other major institutions - the Regional Development Banks and UNDP - that make up the multilateral development system. It analyses how they operate with respect to financing and lending, the various roles that they play, and related changes in their policy concerns - such as structural adjustment, sustainable development, and governance. The emphasis is on politics within and also between multilateral institutions, analysing the relations - both competitive and collaborative - between, for example, the World Bank and UNDP. NGOs are also shown to be important actors, and the role they have played in recent years is critically assessed. The book concludes with some emerging trends: the `privatisation' of the system, regionalisation, and `the politics of protest'.Boas and McNeill do not simply take the policies of multilateral institutions at face value, but ask how and why these policies came into existence. They seek to promote critical, but informed, engagement both with the member states of multilateral institutions and the institutions themselves.show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 134 x 210 x 16mm | 322.05g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0745319203
  • 9780745319209
  • 1,771,000

About Morten Boas

Morten Boas is affiliated to the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo. He has published internationally on development and international relations. Desmond McNeill is affiliated to the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo. He has published internationally on development and international relations.show more

Table of contents

Lists of tables and figures Acknowledgement List of abbreviations 1. Introduction: a `Critical Engagement' Approach to Multilateral Institutions 2. The Structural Design of Multilateral Institutions 3. The Changing Priorities of Multilateral Institutions: From Technical Aid to Good Governance 4. The Politics of Multilateral Institutions - Unpacking the Black Box 5. The Future of Multilateral Institutions References Indexshow more

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