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ERIC Number: EJ774300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 114
ISSN: ISSN-0305-0068
Reforming the World Bank: From Social-Liberalism to Neo-Liberalism
Girdwood, John
Comparative Education, v43 n3 p413-431 Aug 2007
Using an analytics of government perspective, it is argued that neo-liberalism as an art of government, especially its form as North American advanced liberal political reason, has shaped enterprise governance and managerial reform at the World Bank. With a focus on the World Bank as a financial banking enterprise, the article explores questions of power, governance and liberal government in relation to the Bank and shifts from social-liberal to neo-liberal political reason. It highlights two related dimensions of reforms at the World Bank: education for government in the neo-liberal styles of problematization of social-liberalism and the World Bank and secondly, education for enterprise governance in relation to the World Bank becoming a knowledge bank. The article concludes by suggesting that the analytics of government perspective opens different problem spaces to that of critical and orthodox sociology and history.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North America