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Shaping Policy Agendas

The Micro-Politics of Economic International Organizations

Edited by David Dolowitz, Professor, Department of Politics, University of Liverpool, UK,
Magdaléna Hadjiisky, Senior Lecturer in Political Science & Romuald Normand, Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Université de Strasbourg, France
2020, 256 p.
ISBN: 978 1 78897 698 5


This fascinating book investigates the strategic importance of the production and dissemination of expertise in the activities of the international organizations (IOs) that have come to symbolize the dominance of the Western political and economic order.

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Foreword xi
Leslie A. Pal

1 Introduction, David Dolowitz, Magdaléna Hadjiisky and Romuald Normand, 1-15

2 Diffusing marketization: competition, synergies, and repartition of tasks in the global agri-food policy field, Eve Fouilleux, 16-35

3 Neoliberalism and the ‘think-tank image’ fallacy: a sociological exploration of homologies of structuration inside the OECD, EU, and governments, Vincent Gayon, 36-56

4 Beyond the standardization versus contextualization debate: the role of the OECD in European education governance, Sotiria Grek, 5-76

5 Transnational care chains as seen by the OECD, the World Bank, and the IOM, Rianne Mahon, 77-94

6 The power of ‘soft skills’: the role of the OECD in the shaping of a new cognitive motive in the global agora of education, Sarah Maire, 95-115

7 The OECD’s rules and standards for the testing and assessment of chemicals, Annie Martin, 116-136

8 Knowledge battles at the World Bank: how institutional activists introduced the norm of participation into international development policy, Olivier Nay, 137-161

9 Walking the Washington talk? An analysis of the World Bank’s policy-practice disjuncture in education, Clara Fontdevila and Antoni Verger, 162-182

10 Conclusion, David Dolowitz, Magdaléna Hadjiisky and Romuald Normand, 183-190

Epistocracy: an afterword on global policy and ‘rule by the wise’, Diane Stone