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The World Bank and Urban Development: From Projects to Policy

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As one of the world's most powerful supranational institutions, the World Bank has played an important role in international development discourse and practice since 1946. This is the first book-length history and analysis of the Bank's urban programs and their complex relationship to urban policy formulation in the developing world. Through extensive primary research, the book examines four major themes:
  • the political and economic forces that propelled the reluctant World Bank to finally embrace urban programs in the 1970s
  • how the Bank fashioned its general ideology of development into specific urban projects
  • trends and transitions within the Bank's urban agenda from its inception to the present
  • the World Bank's historic and contemporary role in the complex interaction between global, national, and local forces that shape the urban agendas of developing countries.

The book also examines how protests from NGOs and civic movements, in the context of globalization and neo-liberalism, have influenced the World Bank policies from the 1990s to the present. The institution's attempts to restructure and legitimate itself, in light of shifting geo-political and intellectual contexts, are considered throughout.

Synopsis:

This significant text examines the factors, both internal and external to, the World Bank that have influenced its urban development agenda. It explores how the bank become involved in urban lending, how it fashioned its ideas into projects and programmes and how it translated these into specific policies. It expertly uses the case of Zimbabwe to illustrate the complex relationships between the banks urban division and the various national and sub-national actors in framing an appropriate urban policy. Arguing that the establishment of the bank's urban division and shifts in its urban agendas ought to be viewed as symbiotic with geopolitical and intellectual strands, it also demonstrates that while shifts in the banks urban policy have important consequences of domestic agendas, it is incorrect to view the bank as an agent of domination. This book is undoubtedly essential reading for those involved in the areas of urban studies and development studies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415344395
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Developing countries
Author:
Ramsamy, Edward
Subject:
Community development, Urban
Subject:
Development - Economic Development
Subject:
World bank
Subject:
Economic assistance -- Developing countries.
Subject:
Economics - General
Series:
Routledge Studies in Development and Society
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
229
Dimensions:
9.28x6.34x.77 in. 1.14 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This significant text examines the factors, both internal and external to, the World Bank that have influenced its urban development agenda. It explores how the bank become involved in urban lending, how it fashioned its ideas into projects and programmes and how it translated these into specific policies. It expertly uses the case of Zimbabwe to illustrate the complex relationships between the banks urban division and the various national and sub-national actors in framing an appropriate urban policy. Arguing that the establishment of the bank's urban division and shifts in its urban agendas ought to be viewed as symbiotic with geopolitical and intellectual strands, it also demonstrates that while shifts in the banks urban policy have important consequences of domestic agendas, it is incorrect to view the bank as an agent of domination. This book is undoubtedly essential reading for those involved in the areas of urban studies and development studies.
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