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Developmentality: An Ethnography of the World Bank-Uganda Partnership

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by Jon Harald Sande Lie
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Developmentality: An Ethnography of the World Bank-Uganda Partnership by Jon Harald Sande Lie

Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork within the World Bank and a Ugandan ministry, this book critically examines how the new aid architecture recasts aid relations as a partnership. While intended to alter an asymmetrical relationship by fostering greater recipient participation and ownership, this book demonstrates how donors still seek to retain control through other indirect and informal means. The concept of developmentality shows how the World Bank's ability to steer a client's behavior is disguised by the underlying ideas of partnership, ownership, and participation, which come with other instruments through which the Bank manipulates the aid recipient into aligning with its own policies and practices.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 280
Size: 1.0 MB
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781782388418 (DRM-PDF)

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Nonfiction > Social Science > Anthropology
Nonfiction > Business & Economics > Development > Economic Development
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