An examination of the conflict between values and bureaucracy in World Bank biodiversity partnerships
Teresa Kramarz is Director of the Munk One Foundation Program, Codirector of the Environmental Governance Lab, and Associate Professor and Research Associate in Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. She is coeditor of Global Environmental Governance and the Accountability Trap (MIT Press).
"Grounded in the sociology of institutions and careful empirical
examination of twenty years of practice, Forgotten Values is
a compelling, lucid account of why the World Bank's partnerships on
biodiversity fall short of their promise to deliver democratic,
innovative, and financially sustainable solutions to global
--Karin Backstrand, Professor of Environmental Social Science, Stockholm University
"Forgotten Values brilliantly demonstrates how the
bureaucratic organizational logic of the World Bank comes to
dominate the biodiversity partnerships it sponsors, undercutting
the very goals of democratization, innovation, and resource
mobilization that prompted reliance on partnerships in the first
--Kenneth Abbott, Jack E. Brown Chair in Law Emeritus, Arizona State University "Full of well-researched insights into the self-interest of large bureaucracies, Forgotten Values adds a critical tone to the prevailing assessments of multistakeholder partnerships as panacea for complex global challenges in times of reduced international cooperation."
--Philipp Pattberg, Professor of Transnational Environmental Governance and Policy, Institute for Environmental Studies, and Director, Amsterdam Sustainability Institute, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam