The wolfensohn, wolfowitz, and zoellick presidencies: Revitalising the neoliberal agenda of the world bank
This article analyses the World Bank presidencies of James Wolfensohn (1995–2005), Paul Wolfowitz (2005–2007), and Robert Zoellick (2007–2012) to review how the World Bank spent more than a decade attempting to renew the legitimacy of its neoliberal agenda that was widely denounced following the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis. It is the argument here that between the Asian Crisis and the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC), the World Bank turned away from an aggressive and coercively conditional...[Show more]
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