Regional Development Banks

Edited by Jonathan Strand

© 2016 – Routledge

176 pages

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Hardback: 9780415775946
pub: 2016-06-01

About the Book

The regional development banks (RDBs) are important global institutions but often are overshadowed by more widely studied institutions such as the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF). In the past decade, high profile protests against World Bank, IMF, and World Trade Organization policies have overshadowed the political role of the RDBs.

Designed to provide readers with the definitive guide to the RDBs, Jonathan Strand exposes the political nature of RDB development lending and demonstrates the need to include the RDBs in any discussion of reform of the global economic architecture.

Table of Contents

Part One: Explaining the Policies of the MDBs Chapter 1. Susan Park (University of Sydney) and Jonathan R. Strand (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), Global Economic Governance and the Development Practices of the Multilateral Development Banks, Chapter 2. Karen Mingst (University of Kentucky), The African Development Bank: Innovator or Follower?, Chapter 3. Yasumasa Komori (Michigan State University), The Asian Development Bank: Promoting Good Governance and Anticorruption?, Chapter 4. Kenneth J. Retzl (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), The Inter-American Development Bank and the Millennium Development Goals, Chapter 5. Anders Uhlin (Lund University), Civil Society and the Liberalization of the Asian Development Bank, Chapter 6. Stuart Shields (Manchester University), Never Waste a Good Crisis: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as Organic Intellectual of Neoliberal Transition, Part Two: The Role of the MDBs in the International Political Economy Chapter 7. Jonathan R. Strand and Michael W. Trevathan (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), Implications of Accommodating Rising Powers for the Regional Development Banks, Chapter 8. Chris Humphrey (University of Zurich), Hassle Factor and Governance: How Non-Financial Costs of MDB Lending are Shaped by Voting Power, Chapter 9. Daniel Braaten (Texas Lutheran University), Human Rights and the MDBs, Chapter 10. Tina Zappile (Richard Stockton College), Sub-Regional Development Banks and Civil Society, Chapter 11. Jonathan R. Strand and Susan Park, The RSDBs in the Twenty-First Century.

About the Editor

Jonathan Strand is Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA.

About the Series

Global Institutions

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Treaties
POLITICAL SCIENCE / NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations)