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The Struggle for Accountability: The World Bank, Ngos, and Grassroots Movements (Global Environmental Accord)

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After a history of funding environmentally costly megaprojects, the World Bank now claims that it is trying to become a leading force for sustainable development. For more than a decade, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and grassroots movements have formed transnational coalitions to reform the World Bank and the governments that it funds. The Struggle for Accountability assesses the efforts of these groups to make the World Bank more publicly accountable.The book is organized into four parts. Part I describes the NGOs and grassroots movements that are the book's central focus. Part II presents case studies of four projects that provoked the emergence of transnational advocacy coalitions: Indonesia's Kedung Ombo dam, the Mt. Apo geothermal plant in the Philippines, Brazil's Planaforo Amazon development project, and the remarkable campaign of Ecuador's indigenous people to influence national economic policy that led to their participation in the design of a development loan. Part III looks at the origins and politics of reform in four areas of broader World Bank policy: the rights of indigenous peoples, involuntary resettlement, water resources, and the World Bank's institutional reforms that are supposed to encourage public accountability. In the last section, the editors discuss issues of accountability within transnational coalitions and assess the impact of advocacy campaigns on World Bank projects and policies.Contributors : L. David Brown, Jane G. Covey, Jonathan A. Fox, Andrew Gray, Margaret E. Keck, Deborah Moore, Antoinette Royo, Augustinus Rumansara, Leonard Sklar, Kay Treakle, Lori Udall, David A. Wirth.

Synopsis:

After a history of funding environmentally costly megaprojects, the World Bank now claims that it is trying to become a leading force for sustainable development. For more than a decade, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and grassroots movements have formed transnational coalitions to reform the World Bank and the governments that it funds.

Synopsis:

Contributors: L. David Brown, Jane G. Covey, Jonathan A. Fox, Andrew Gray, Margaret E. Keck, Deborah Moore, Antoinette Royo, Augustinus Rumansara, Leonard Sklar, Kay Treakle, Lori Udall, David A. Wirth.

About the Author

Jonathan A. Fox is Professor in the Latin American and Latino Studies Department atthe University of California, Santa Cruz.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262561174
Subtitle:
The World Bank, NGOs, and Grassroots Movements
Editor:
Fox, Jonathan
Editor:
Fox, Jonathan
Editor:
Brown, L. David
Author:
Fox, Jonathan
Author:
Brown, L. David
Author:
Fox, Jonathan A.
Editor:
Brown, L. David
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
Banks & Banking
Subject:
Economic Development
Subject:
Corporate History - Strategies
Subject:
Sustainable Development
Subject:
Political participation
Subject:
World bank
Subject:
Social movements -- Developing countries.
Subject:
Corporate & Business History - Strategies
Subject:
Development - Sustainable Development
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Non-governmental organizations
Subject:
Business-Banking
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Global Environmental Accord: Strategies for Sustainability and Institutional Innovation The
Publication Date:
19980819
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
548
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.5 in

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Product details 548 pages MIT Press - English 9780262561174 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , After a history of funding environmentally costly megaprojects, the World Bank now claims that it is trying to become a leading force for sustainable development. For more than a decade, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and grassroots movements have formed transnational coalitions to reform the World Bank and the governments that it funds.
"Synopsis" by , Contributors: L. David Brown, Jane G. Covey, Jonathan A. Fox, Andrew Gray, Margaret E. Keck, Deborah Moore, Antoinette Royo, Augustinus Rumansara, Leonard Sklar, Kay Treakle, Lori Udall, David A. Wirth.
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