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The Search For Empowerment: Social Capital as Idea and Practice at the World Bank Paperback – April, 2006
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"Draws lessons from recent institutional changes at the Bank to illustrate how a pro-poor agenda can be championed."
"The editors show an awareness that the application of...social capital may not only be ineffectual in bringing about change in the practices of the World Bank, but may even have damaging consequences...It is a credit to the intellectual honesty of the [the editors] that their book should show up very clearly why 'social capital' has proven to be so limited a weapon."
About the Author
Anthony Bebbington is Professor in Institute for Development Policy and Management in the School for Environment and Development at the University of Manchester, UK.
Scott Guggenheim is Lead Social Development Specialist in the East Asia and Pacific region, and in the Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development network, World Bank.
Michael Woolcock is Senior Social Scientist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank.