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Titles on Economics, Development, Policy and Governance

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World Bank

Titles on Economics, Development, Policy and Governance

These pages contain titles on the World Bank, and related areas, published by Routledge. Topics cover the breadth of fields in which the World Bank works, from global finance, macroeconomics and monetary systems; to development, policy, governance and labour.

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  1. The World Bank

    From Reconstruction to Development to Equity

    By Katherine Marshall

    Series: Global Institutions

    The World Bank is one of the most important and least understood major international institutions. This book provides a concise, accessible and comprehensive overview of the World Bank's history, development, structure, functionality and activities. These themes are illustrated with a...

    Published January 30th 2008 by Routledge

  2. The Constitution of Poverty (Routledge Revivals)

    Towards a genealogy of liberal governance

    By Mitchell Dean

    Firts published in 1991, this book looks at how capitalism has affected the organization of the poor. It also explores what the links are between notions of poverty and notions personal responsibility, philanthropy, morality and state forms. An intruiging work for anyone interested in the...

    Published March 25th 2012 by Routledge

  3. A History of Monetary Unions

    By John F Chown

    In this comprehensive historical overview, the author writes about monetary unions with an admirable completeness and covers such themes as:*The Gold Standard*Monetary Unions in Countries and Areas from Latin America to The British Empire to Japan and Korea with many in between*EMU and its Policy...

    Published July 31st 2006 by Routledge

  4. Global Governance and Japan

    The Institutional Architecture

    Edited by Glenn D. Hook, Hugo Dobson

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Leading specialists from Europe and Japan examine the institutional mechanisms of governance at the global level and provide concrete evidence of the role Japan plays in these institutions. An excellent introduction to the concept of global governance, the volume analyzes how global governance...

    Published March 29th 2007 by Routledge

  5. Fair Trade

    The Challenges of Transforming Globalization

    Edited by Laura T. Raynolds, Douglas Murray, John Wilkinson

    This book explores the challenges and potential of Fair Trade, one of the world’s most dynamic efforts to enhance global social justice and environmental sustainability through market based social change. Fair Trade links food consumers and agricultural producers across the Global North/ South...

    Published April 25th 2007 by Routledge

  6. The World Economic Forum

    A Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Global Governance

    By Geoffrey Allen Pigman

    Series: Global Institutions

    This book explores the paradoxes and unique characteristics of the World Economic Forum, highlighting contemporary issues and debates on global governance, economic development and corporate social responsibility. The Forum is one of the most influential, but least understood, global institutions....

    Published December 20th 2006 by Routledge

  7. International Organizations and Implementation

    Enforcers, Managers, Authorities?

    Edited by Jutta Joachim, Bob Reinalda, Bertjan Verbeek

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    International organizations have once more become subjects of investigation for a whole range of scholars: political scientists, international relations specialists, organization theorists, and policy experts alike. The end of the Cold War, increased globalization, and the intensification of...

    Published July 29th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Beyond States and Markets

    The Challenges of Social Reproduction

    Edited by Isabella Bakker, Rachel Silvey

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    Seeking to extend our understanding of the contemporary global political economy, this book provides an important and original introduction to the current theoretical debates about social reproduction and argues for the necessity of linking social reproduction to specific contexts of power and...

    Published May 13th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Democratization and Market Reform in Developing and Transitional Countries

    Think Tanks as Catalysts

    By James G. McGann

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book explores the pivotal role of think tanks in the democratization and economic reform movements by evaluating their overall effect on the transformation process in developing and transitional countries around the world. James G. McGann assesses twenty-three think tanks, located in nine...

    Published January 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  10. The African Union

    Challenges of globalization, security, and governance

    By Samuel M. Makinda, F. Wafula Okumu

    Series: Global Institutions

    A comprehensive examination of the work of the African Union (AU), with special emphasis on its capacity to meet the challenges of building and sustaining governance institutions and security mechanisms. Samuel Makinda and F. Wafula Okumu show how Africa and, in particular, the AU...

    Published October 3rd 2007 by Routledge