Lineages of liberalism and miracles of modernisation: The World Bank, the East Asian trajectory and the international development debate

  • Berger M
  • Beeson M
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The authors begin with a brief discussion of the changes in the world bank's understanding of development over the past 30-40 years. this is followed by an examination of the bank's efforts to accommodate the east asian trajectory within the dominant anglo-american narrative on international development. in the context of the shifting contours of the international political economy and of important changes to the dominant international discourse on development, the world bank has played a crucial role in domesticating the east asian miracle to the dominant liberal narrative of progress and in facilitating the wider reinvention of liberalism in the post-1945 period.

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  • Mark T. Berger

  • Mark Beeson

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