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Bureaucracy is one of the pillars of modern western society Although this statement is debatable from many aspects most would agree that at the very least our lives are greatly affected by bureaucracy Bureaucracy is the pure form of rational organization Newson Jan 11 Not only is it a method for achieving goals efficiently and effectively but it is acclaimed as the most able strategy to meet objectives The World Bank is a classic example of a bureaucratic organization It embodies all the characteristics necessary to qualify from its complicated hierarchy and impersonal relations to the specialization and career orientation of its employees However not everyone agrees on the competency of the bureaucratic organizational system George and Sabelli in their book Faith and Credit claim that is the very structure of the World Bank which causes its failures as well as explaining its continued existence despite these mistakes Using Faith and Credit with a focus on chapter six it will be shown that it is the bureaucratic methods themselves which twist the World Banks goals and that these methods undermine the tasks which the Bank has set for itself The World Bank is one of the worlds most powerful agencies Although it characterizes itself as a purely economic institution -- which controls the lending of billions of dollars -- in practice its influence wealth and policies all result in having immense political power Faith 1 Although originally created to serve as an institution to help rebuild the world ie Europe after World War II its task has since shifted to development work and poverty reduction Through its immense control of wealth and its international reputation the Bank has managed to lend billions to under-developed nations The loans take many forms including financing of mega-projects and structural adjustment Beginning in the 1980s vast amounts of criticism on the Banks policies began to appear finding faults in much of its work Many of its projects have been
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