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This book started with two main questions. Firstly, if the Bank has long claimed that work on corruption was forbidden by its Articles of Agreement, how and why did it arrive at its current position? I have shown that it was the result of changes in both the theoretical and political environments, including a changing ideological climate following the end of the Cold War; external pressures from donor governments and NGOs; internal pressures from key Bank staff, especially its new president, James Wolfensohn; and also pragmatic institutional concerns.
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