Limits to Openness in Finnish Development Policy: Selecting the World Bank Executive Director

“Openness, right to information and access to decision-making are fundamental principles of the rule of law and good governance.” This is one example of the many ways in which the Development Policy Program of the Finnish Government emphasizes the importance of openness. Nice words, but does the government practice what it preaches? Continue reading

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Why Does the World Bank Claim to Be Like a Cooperative?

The World Bank claims in its official website to be ”like a cooperative”. It may first sound as if the Yes Men had hacked the site. Yet, it may also reveal how undemocratic institutions seek legitimacy by claiming to have what they most obviously lack. Continue reading