The World Bank and Africa: The Construction of Governance States (Routledge Advances in International Political Economy)

By Graham Harrison

Shortlisted for the Inaugural foreign Political economic system staff annual ebook prize, 2006.

An incisive exploration of the interventions of the area financial institution in significantly indebted African states. figuring out sovereignty as a frontier instead of a boundary, this key learn develops a imaginative and prescient of a strong foreign association reconciling a world political economic climate with its personal designs and a particular set of demanding situations posed via the African zone. This research info the character of the realm financial institution intervention within the sovereign frontier, investigating institutional improvement, discursive intervention, and political stabilization. It tackles the equipment wherein the realm financial institution has led a undertaking to re-shape definite African states in keeping with a governance template, resulting in the presentation of 'success tales' in a continent linked to reform failure.

This conceptually cutting edge e-book info a political economic system of the realm financial institution in Africa that's either globally contextualized and aware of person states. it's the in simple terms quantity to examine the bank's relatives with Africa and may curiosity all scholars and researchers of African politics and the area financial institution.

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