Desmond McNeill

New book on multilateral organisations (Desmond McNeill)

Desmond McNeill has recently published a new book, co-authored with Asun Lera St Clair, critically assessing what multilateral organisations say and do in the realm of ethics and human rights. (Global Poverty, Ethics and Human Rights: the role of multilateral organisations, 2009).

Desmond McNeill - publications

Books

2020
The Contradictions of Foreign Aid. Routledge (‘Library Edition’ of McNeill 1981).
2013
Protecting the World’s Children: Immunisation Policies and Practices (ed. With S. Roalkvam and S. Blume). Oxford University Press.
2012
Land Use Policies for Sustainable Development: Exploring Integrated Assessment and Approaches (ed. With I. Nesheim and F. Brouwer). Edward Elgar.
2009
Global Poverty, Ethics and Human Rights: the role of multilateral organisations with Asunción Lera St. Clair. Routledge.
2007
Development Issues in Global Governance: Market Multilateralism and Public-Private Partnerships, (with B. Bull). Routledge.
2004
Global Institutions and Development: Framing the World? (ed. with M.Bøås). Routledge.
2003
Multilateral Institutions: A Critical Introduction, (with M. Bøås). Pluto Press.
2000
Global Sustainable Development in the 21st Century, (ed. With A. Holland, K.Lee), Edinburgh University Press.
1985
Manual for the Appraisal of Rural Water Supplies, London. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO).
1981
The Contradictions of Foreign Aid, London: Croom Helm.

Articles and Book Chapters

2019
Knowledge and Politics in Setting and Measuring the SDGs: Introduction to Special Issue,(with Sakiko Fukuda-Parr) in Fukuda-Parr and McNeill (eds.) Global Policy. pp 5 – 15.
The Contested Discourse of Sustainable Agriculture, in Fukuda-Parr and McNeill (eds.) Global Policy. pp. 16 – 27.
Reflections on IPES-Food: Can Power Analysis Change the World? IDS Bulletin. Vol 50, no 2, pp 27 – 36.
’Natural Capital’, ‘Human Capital’, ‘Social Capital’: It’s All Capital Now, in Helge Jordheim and Erling Sandmo (eds.) Conceptualizing the World: An Exploration across Disciplines. Berghahn. pp. 123 -135.
2018
REDD+, NGOs and Local Government in Tanzania, (with A. Vatn and M. Furuly) in International Forestry Review. Vol 20 (3).
Å skrive rapporter: en dialog, in K. Bjørkdahl (ed) Rapporten. Pax forlag.
World Bank, Human Rights and Health: A Commentary, Global Health Governance, Volume xii, no. 1 (Spring 2018) pages 111-115.
2017
Co-operation or co-optation? NGOs’ roles in Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative. (with E. Hermansen, S Kasa and R Rajão), in Forests. Vol. 8, 64.
Political origins of health inequities: trade and investment agreements. (with Pepita Barlow, Carolyn Deere Birkbeck, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Anand Grover, Ted Schrecker, and David Stuckler, as the Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health, University of Oslo). The Lancet; Vol 389: 760-62.
Trade and Investment Agreements: Implications for Health Protection. (with Pepita Barlow, Carolyn Deere Birkbeck, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Anand Grover, Ted Schrecker, and David Stuckler ,as the Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health, University of Oslo), in Journal of World Trade; Vol. 51, no. 1 (2017): 159–182.
Safety in Numbers: why everyone listens to economists, in Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Elisabeth Schober (eds.) Knowledge and power in an overheated world. Department of Social Anthropology. pp 126 – 140. ISBN 978-82-7720-200-6.
2016
REDD+ Readiness in Tanzania: Assessing the financial accountability mechanisms at the local level. (with H.Chalu, R.Lokina and A. Mwakaje) in K. Kulindwa (ed.) Lessons and Implications for REDD+ Implementation Experiences from Tanzania. Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania.
What Counts as Progress? The Contradictions of Global Health Initiatives. (with Sidsel Roalkvam) Forum for Development Studies, Vol 43:1, 69-88.
2015
Norway and REDD+ in Indonesia: the art of not governing? in Forum for Development Studies. Volume 42. (1) pp 113-132.
Post 2015: A new era of accountability? (with Sakiko Fukuda-Parr) Journal of Global Ethics. Vol. 11(1), p. 10-17.
How to Motivate Political Change. (with Ole Petter Ottersen) Public Health. Jul;129 (7):833-7.
Making sense of sustainable development in a changing world. (with Harold Wilhite) In Arve Hansen & Ulrikke Bryn Wethal (eds.) Emerging Economies and Challenges to Sustainability: Theories, strategies, local realities. Routledge. Chapter 3. P. 34 – 51.
2014
Trust in Global Governance: the GAVI Experience (with Kristin Sandberg) in Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations.
Promoting Global health: can law be the solution?” Global Health Governance. Spring-Autumn 2014.
The Political Origins of Health Inequity: Prospects for Change - The Lancet - University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health. (Ottersen, O et al.) The Lancet. 2014 Volume 383 (9917) pp. 630-667.
Taking Account of Governance: the challenge for land-use planning models. (with M.Bursztyn, N.Novira, S.Purushothaman, R.Verburg and S.Rodrigues-Filho) in Land Use Policy. Volume 37, pp 6 – 13.
2013
Concepts and Approaches, (with S. Blume and S. Roalkvam) in S. Blume, D. McNeill and S. Roalkvam (eds.) Protecting the World's Children: Immunisation policies and Practices. Oxford University Press 2013 ISBN 978-0-19-966644-7. pp. 31-58.
The Global Politics of Health: actors and initiatives, (with S. Andersen and K. Sandberg) In S. Blume, D. McNeill and S. Roalkvam (eds.) Protecting the World's Children: Immunisation policies and Practices. Oxford University Press 2013 ISBN 978-0-19-966644-7. s. pp 59–86.
Have means become ends? Getting children's health back in focus. (with S. Blume and S. Roalkvam) in S. Blume, D. McNeill and S. Roalkvam (eds.) Protecting the World's Children: Immunisation policies and Practices. Oxford University Press 2013 ISBN 978-0-19-966644-7. s. pp 187-204.
REDD and the Global Discourse on Climate Change and Poverty, in A Changing Environment for Human Security: New Agendas for Research, Policy and Action. Linda Sygna, Karen O’Brien and Johanna Wolf (eds.) Earthscan.
2012
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Environment and Development: From Practice to Theory – and Back Again in Development and Environment: Practices, Theories, Policies. Akademika.
Performance Indicators and REDD+ Implementation, (with S.Wertz-Kanounnikoff) in Angelsen, A., Brockhaus, M., Sunderlin, W.D. and Verchot, L. (eds.) Analysing REDD+ Challenges and choices. Center for International Forestry Research, CIFOR. Bogor, Indonesia.
The Evolution of REDD+ (with A. Angelsen) in Angelsen, A., Brockhaus, M., Sunderlin, W.D. and Verchot, L. (eds.) Analysing REDD+ Challenges and choices. Center for International Forestry Research, CIFOR. Bogor, Indonesia.
2011
The World Bank's Expertise: Observant Participation in World Development Report 2006, Equity and Development (with A. St Clair) in David Mosse (ed.), Adventures in Aidland - The anthropology of The Anthropology of Professionals in International Development. Berghahn Books.
Poverty, Human Rights, and Global Justice: The Response-Ability of Multilateral Organizations, (with A. St Clair) in Globalizations Vol 8/1, 97-111.
2010
Ethics, Politics, Economics and the Global Environment, in O’Brien K., A Lera St Clair and B. Kristoffersen (eds.) Climate Change, Ethics and Human Security, Cambridge University Press.
Social Capital in K. Hart, J-L Laville and A. Cattani (eds.) The Human EconomyPolity Press.
From Business UNusual to Business as Usual: The future legitimacy of PPPs with multilateral organizations, in M. Bexell and U. Mörth (eds.) Democracy and Public-Private Partnerships in Global Governance. Palgrave Macmillan.
The challenge and status of IWRM in four river basins in Europe and Asia, with I. Nesheim, K.Joy, S. Manasi, D Nhung, M Portela, S. Paranjape in Irrigation and drainage 24: 205-221.
2009
What is Wrong with Aid? What is Wrong with Africa? in Forum for Development Studies. Vol 36, no. 1. 199 – 211.
International Policies and National Legislation Concerning Vicuña Conservation and Exploitation (with R. D’Arc and G. Lichtenstein) in The vicuña: the theory and practice of community based wildlife management, Gordon, I.J (Ed.) Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
Legalizing markets and the consequences for poaching of wildlife species: the vicuña as a case study”. With R. McAllister and I. Gordon, in Journal of Environmental Management.
Why should human rights issues be addressed by the World Bank? Some instrumental economic arguments (with Luis Sanchez) in Bård Andreassen, Stephen Marks and Arjun Sengupta (eds.) Poverty as a Violation of Human Rights: Economic Perspectives. UNESCO. Chapter 13. pp 265 - 281
2007
'Human Development': the Power of the Idea, in Journal of Human Development.
Equity, Development and the World Bank: Can ethics be put into practice? in D. Malek, Sage, C and M. Woolcock (eds.) The World Bank Legal Review: Law, Equity and Development. Kluwer Law International.
The Ethics of Sustainable Development, in Sustainable Development and Global Ethics, C-H Grenholm and N Kameragrauzis (eds) Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis.
Social Capital or Sociality? Methodological contrasts between economics and other social sciences, in S. Ioannides and K. Nielsen (eds.) Economics and Social Sciences: Complements, Competitors, Accomplices? Edward Elgar Press.
2006
The Spread of Ideas in Development Theory and Policy: a bibliometric analysis, in Global Social Policy. Vol 6, No. 3: 334-354
Multilateral Institutions: a critical overview, in D. Banik (ed.) Poverty, Politics and Development: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Fagbokforlaget, Bergen.
Development Ethics and Human Rights as the Basis for Poverty Reduction: The Case of the World Bank, (with A. St. Clair) in D. Stone and C.Wright (eds.) The World Bank and Governance: A Decade of Reform and Reaction. London: Routledge.
Vicuña and Fair Trade, in Laker, J. and Bonacic, C. (eds.) Towards sustainable management of vicuña in the Andes. Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland. 30 -33.
2005
Power and Ideas: economics and global development policy, in D. Stone and S. Maxwell (eds.) The Challenge of Transnational Knowledge Networks: Bridging Research and Policy in a Globalising World. Routledge.
Doing Interdisciplinary Research on Development and the Environment: Critical perspectives on SUM's experience. (with J. Garcia-Godos). SUM Report no. 11, University of Oslo.
2004
Private Sector Influence in the Multilateral System: a changing structure of world governance? (with Benedicte Bull and Morten Bøås) in Global Governance.
Social Capital and the World Bank in Global Institutions and Development: Framing the World? (ed. with M.Bøås). Routledge.
The Informal Sector: Biography of an Idea in Global Institutions and Development: Framing the World? (ed. with M.Bøås). Routledge.
Introduction: Power and Ideas in Multilateral Institutions: towards an interpretative framework (with M. Bøås), in Global Institutions and Development: Framing the World? (ed. with M.Bøås). Routledge.
Ideas and Institutions: who is framing what? (with M. Bøås) in Global Institutions and Development: Framing the World? (ed. with M.Bøås). Routledge.
2001
Interdisciplinary Research on Development and the Environment, (with J.Garcia Godos and A. Gjerdåker, eds.), SUM Report no. 10, University of Oslo.
2000
The Concept of Sustainable Development in Global Sustainable Development in the 21st Century, A. Holland, K.Lee and D. McNeill (eds). Edinburgh. Edinburgh University Press.
1999
On Interdisciplinary Research: with Particular Reference to the Field of Environment and Development, Higher Education Quarterly, Vol 53, no.4.
Market Ethics as Global Ethics, Forum for Development Studies. vol 26, no. 2.
1998
Water as an Economic Good, Natural Resources Forum, vol 22, no. 4.
Introduction (with H. Bøckman) to Special Section on the Crisis in Asia, World Development, August.
1997
Culture and the Environment: an unorthodox economic perspective, in Our Creative Diversity: a critical perspective. UNESCO Norway, Oslo
1996
Making Social Capital Work: an extended comment on the concept of social capital, based on Robert Putnam’s book, Forum for Development Studies, No. 2.
Consensus or consistency? The use of cost-benefit analysis in decision-making, EMERGO: Journal of Transforming Economies and Societies, vol 3, no 4.
1995
Whose Lifestyle is it Anyway? Alternative economic approaches to the study of consumption, Notas Economicas, No. 6.
Public Sector Housing Policy: a case study of ‘the numbers game’, Norsk GeografiskTidsskrift, 49.
1991
Sustainable Development in Nepal: A Practical and Moral Dilemma. Forum for Utviklingstudier.
1990
Alternative Interpretations of Aristotle on Exchange and Reciprocity. Public Affairs Quarterly.
1986
Reconsidering Value. Discussion Paper 5. Dept of Economics, University of Edinburgh.
Regional Planners - Without Power or Purpose?Regional Studies, Vol. 20 No. 6.
1985
Making Aid Projects More Suited to Local Needs, Centre of African Studies Monograph, University of Edinburgh.
The Appraisal of Rural Water Supplies World Development Vol 13 No. 10/11.
Planning with Implementation in View Third World Planning Review Vol 7, No. 3.
1984
Learning by Doing: World Bank Urban Lending 1972-82. A Review Article. Habitat International Vol IX, No.4
1983
The Changing Practice of Urban Planning. In S.Groak (ed.) 0tto Koeningsberger Festschrift: Action Planning and Responsive Design. Oxford: Pergamon Press.

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Other (reports, proceedings, book reviews, etc)

2017
Confronting the Contradiction: An exploration into the dual purpose of accountability and learning in aid evaluation. (with Hilde Reinertsen and Kristian Bjørkdahl), Expertgruppen for bistandsanalys (EBA), Stockholm.
The Power of the Market, in Robert Bergstrom etal (eds.) Cultivating Change: seedlings of economic alternatives. Tvergastein, SUM, University of Oslo. pp.8 – 17.
2016
Power, Suffering and the Struggle for Dignity: Human Rights Frameworks for Health and Why They Matter. Book review. Nordic Journal of Human Rights. Volume 34, 20- Issue 4.
2014
Knowledge, politics and development policy: Reflections over four decades. DPU60 Working Paper Series. University College London.
2012
Politisk økonomi og ‘Global Governance for Health’ in Michael Quarterly, Vol 9 no.3. pp 226 – 229.
Interdisciplinary Research on Environment and Development in Marit Aakvaag et al (eds.) Tvergastein, SUM, University of Oslo. p.5.
2006
Vicuña and Fair Trade, in Laker, J. and Bonacic, C. (eds.) Towards sustainable management of vicuña in the Andes. Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland. 30 -33.
2005
Doing Interdisciplinary Research on Development and the Environment: Critical perspectives on SUM's experience, (with J. Garcia-Godos). SUM Report no. 11, University of Oslo.
2004
Koherens, Fattigdomsbekjempelse og millenniumsmål: overordnet perspektiv på meldingen in Axel Borchgrevink and Ketil Fred Hansen (eds.) Felles Kamp mot Fattigdom? pp 19 – 26.
The Concept of Sustainable Development in Johannes Dragsbæk Schmidt (ed.) Development Studies and Political Ecology in a North-South Perspective. Aalborg University.
Seasonal Climate Forecasts and Community Responses: Summary of experiences in Peru and Ecuador. (with Jemima Garcia-Godos, Karen O’Brien and Lars Otto Næss). Report commissioned by the World Bank. 68 pages.
2003
Imposing Ideas from Above, in The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD): Internal and external visions. Rachel Hayman, Kenneth King ands Simon McGrath (eds.) Centre of African Studies, Edinburgh. Pp. 99 – 108.
2001
Interdisciplinary Research on Development and the Environment, (with J. Garcia Godos and A. Gjerdåker (eds.)) SUM Report no. 10, University of Oslo.
Aid and Academia: interdisciplinary perspectives in Aid and Academia: Reassessing the Relationship. Collegium for Development Studies. Uppsala University.
1997
Culture and the Environment: an unorthodox economic perspective, in Our Creative Diversity: a critical perspective. UNESCO Norway, Oslo.
1995
The Challenge of Inter-disciplinary and Policy-oriented Research, SUM Working Paper 1995.8. University of Oslo.
1994
Modernisation and Beer Consumption in Botswana (with Jo Helle-Valle and Gerd Holmboe-Ottesen). SUM Working Paper 1994.10. University of Oslo.
The Need for Holistic Theory in Research for Sustainable Consumption in William Lafferty (ed.) Steps Towards Sustainable Consumption. Prosjekt Alternativ Framtid. pp 47-58.
Is Swedish Aid Rational? A Critical Study of Swedish Aid Policy in the Period 1968-1993. With Helge Hveem. Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden. Ds 1994:75s.
The Organisation of Inter-disciplinary Research at Universities: Experience from England and Scandinavia. Draft report. SUM.
Åpning. GATT, U-landene og miljøet. Konferanse. pp 5 – 7.
1992
Død over nationalstaten! in Bistand mot År 2000, Unyttt.
Consumption Patterns: towards an alternative economic approach. SUM Working Paper 1992.01. University of Oslo.
1990
The Challenge for Urban Planning and Management in Urbanisation. Report from Ulandsdagene, 19 -20 March 1990. NIFs U-landgruppe.
1986
Reconsidering Value. Discussion Paper 5. Dept of Economics, University of Edinburgh.
1983
Project Appraisal: A Short Course for Planners. Institute of Technology Bandung with University College London.
The Changing Practice of Urban Planning: the World Bank and Other Influences (ed). DPU Working Paper No. 15. University College London.
1982
British Planners in the Canal Zone: the Lessons of Experience 1976-82, (ed. with S. Meikle). DPU Monograph No. 13. Development Planning Unit, University College London.
The Saddest Story, in Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford; Vol XIII No. 1.
1980
Counterpart Training (with M. Mattingly). DPU Monograph No. 11. Development Planning Unit, University College London.
Colombo Urban Development (ed.) in Economic Review; Vol 6, no. 1. The People’s Bank, Sri Lanka. pp 22 – 24.
1979
Appropriate Construction Technology in Economic Review Vol 5, nos. 7/8. The People’s Bank, Sri Lanka.
Housing and the Public Sector. Information Centre, Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Construction, Sri Lanka.
1977
Urban Transport Planning in Developing Countries: Alternative approaches and guidelines for further research. DPU Working Paper No. 1. University College London.
Book Review: Economics for a Developing World, by Michael Todaro. In Journal of Administration Overseas vol XVI, no 4.

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Desmond McNEILL

desmond.mcneill@dpu-associates.net


Specialisation
Foreign aid policy; sustainable development; multilateral organisations; the relationship between research and policy; development ethics; interdisciplinary research.

Country experience
Tanzania, Mali, Egypt, Sudan, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Uganda;
Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Jordan, China, Thailand, Nepal;
Ecuador, Chile.


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