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dc.contributor.authorShams, Rasulen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:56:53Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:56:53Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/19264-
dc.description.abstractThe World Bank is a prestigious and large international financial institution. Since itsfoundation it has widened the scope and the size of its activities. One interpretation ofwhat the World Bank is doing is the provision of public goods. If we take thisinterpretation seriously the comprehensiveness of the Bank's activity suggests that theBank is assuming more and more the functions of a world government in the making.An alternative interpretation would look at the World Bank as a huge bureaucraticorganization, acting on its own behalf. This interpretation can not be endorsed fully bythe available information, but only in the sense of bureau-shaping. The Bank itself isproud of being a knowledge bank. But its actual activity is the popularization of ideason development and not the application of research outcomes in its day-to-dayoperations. The most appropriate interpretation of the activity of the World Bank is thatits changing scope and size is shaped heavily by pressure from different interest groups.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aHamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA) |cHamburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aHWWA Discussion Paper |x292en_US
dc.subject.jelO1en_US
dc.subject.jelG21en_US
dc.subject.jelF34en_US
dc.subject.jelF33en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordinternational lendingen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic developmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic goodsen_US
dc.subject.keywordinterest groupsen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsbanken_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Wirtschaftsorganisationen_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Kreditvergabeen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungshilfeen_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentliches Guten_US
dc.subject.stwInteressenpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.subject.stwInternational Bank for Reconstruction and Developmenten_US
dc.titleThe World Bank as an International Financial Institutionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn392955067en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:hwwadp:26380-

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