Book Chapter

Hard science or waffly crap? Evidence-based policy versus policy-based evidence in the field of violent conflict

J GOODHAND, CC Cramer, K Bayliss, B Fine, EV Waeyenberge

The Political Economy of Development | Pluto Press | Published : 2011

Abstract

This book brings together academics that specialize in different subject areas of development and reviews their findings in the context of the World Bank as knowledge bank, policy-maker and financial institution. Any student, academic or practitioner wanting to succeed in development studies, radical or mainstream, must understand the World Bank's role and the evolution of its thinking and activities. The Political Economy of Development provides tools for gaining this understanding and applies them across a range of topics. The research, practice and scholarship of development are always set against the backdrop of the World Bank, whose formidable presence shapes both development practice..

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