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Title: The World Bank, the idea of sustainable development and the case of Lake Victoria
Author: O'Meally, Simon C.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2669 5461
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2009
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In the face of fierce environmental criticism, the World Bank (hereon Bank) claims to have embraced the idea of sustainable development and reformed its operations. Yet serious questions remain about the extent to which the Bank has adapted to the idea of sustainable development, about if and how it has integrated the idea into its lending operations and about how to satisfactorily conceptualise this topic. ' This study's underlying premise is that existing wisdom provides a patchy and unconvincing account of the content and function of the Bank's idea istainable development. The core purpose of the thesis is to address these unresolved issues. In order to do so, the thesis adopts a neo-Gramscian conceptual framework and examines the Bank's doption, deployment and operationahsation of the idea. The focal point of the analysis is the expansive Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project (LVEMP) in East Africa, which the Bank claims is a 'comprehensive' and 'model' example of its sustainable development operations.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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