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Hypocrisy Trap: The World Bank and the Poverty of Reform

Princeton University Press

Weaver, Catherine

 LBJ School Assistant Professor Catherine Weaver's book, Hypocrisy Trap: The World Bank and the Poverty of Reform, (Princeton University Press) was awarded the Chadwick Alger Award for Best Book on Multilateralism and International Organizations from the International Studies Association (February 2009) and was winner of the Harold Lasswell Prize from the Society of Policy Scientists (September 2009).

Using a rich sociological model and several years of field research, Weaver delves into the political and cultural worlds within and outside of the World Bank to uncover the tensions that incite and perpetuate organized hypocrisy -- the pervasive gaps between the organization's talk, decisions, and actions. She examines the courses and dynamics of hypocrisy in the critical cases of the Bank's governance and anticorruption agenda, and its recent Strategic Compact organization.

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