ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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World Bank on Governance-A Critique

A Critique S Guhan The World Bank -given its visibility, resources, prestige and leverage is, in course of time, capable of distorting the word 'governance' to make it acquire the kind of ideology-laden, question-begging connotation which it has injected into it If this goes uncontested, debate on governance will be marginalised by being confined to the narrow and warped terms set for it by the World Bank, This has already happened with 'economic reforms' and 'structural adjustment', two other mantras in the World Bank's vocabulary.

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