Dr Adrian Bazbauers

Dr Adrian Bazbauers

Senior Lecturer

Academic Qualifications

PhD (International Relations), Australian National University, 2013

Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours), University of Wollongong, 2008

Bachelor of Arts (Politics), University of Wollongong, 2007




UNSW Canberra
School of Business

Dr Adrian Robert Bazbauers (he/him) is a Senior Lecturer in International Public Sector Management in the School of Business, UNSW Canberra.

My research focuses on organisational and institutional analyses of international organisations.

I am particularly interested in development finance organisations, such as the multilateral development banks (MDBs).

I have published on epistemic communities, knowledge building and sharing, policy transfer and policy mobilities, institutional isomorphism, political economy and neoliberal policy models, gender-based analyses of organisations, and climate change adaptation, mitigation, and resilience.

Emerging from social constructivism and interpretivism, I have experience in mixed qualitative/quantitative research methods, with a particular interest in comparative historical document analysis.

My theoretical and conceptual knowledge make me a suitable PhD supervisor for prospective candidates interested in global governance, organisational and institutional analysis, and/or climate change initiatives.


Research Interests:

International Public Sector Management; Global Governance; International Political Economy; Development; Climate Change



+61 2 5114 5689
Building 27, Room 212, School of Business, UNSW Canberra
  • Books | 2021
    Bazbauers AR; Group TF; Engel S, 2021, The Global Architecture of Multilateral Development Banks A System of Debt Or Development?, Routledge
    Books | 2017
    Bazbauers AR, 2017, The World Bank and Transferring Development Policy Movement through Technical Assistance, Springer
  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Bazbauers A; Engel S, 2020, 'Multilateral Development Banks: Washington Consensus, Beijing Consensus, or banking consensus', in Rethinking Multilateralism in Foreign Aid Beyond the Neoliberal Hegemony, Routledge, pp. 113 - 131
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Bazbauers AR; Madkour N, 2024, 'Gender and the Multilateral Development Banks: From WID to GAD to Retroliberal WID', Progress in Development Studies, 24, pp. 165 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/14649934231210100
    Journal articles | 2023
    Bazbauers AR, 2023, 'The multilateral development banks: Conceptualising and operationalising gender', Women's Studies International Forum, 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2023.102758
    Journal articles | 2022
    Bazbauers AR, 2022, 'Sustainable, green, and climate-resilient cities: an analysis of multilateral development banks', Climate and Development, 14, pp. 689 - 704, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17565529.2021.1974331
    Journal articles | 2022
    Bazbauers AR, 2022, 'Translating climate strategies into action: An analysis of the sustainable, green, and resilient city action plans of the multilateral development banks', Development Policy Review, 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dpr.12577
    Journal articles | 2020
    Bazbauers AR, 2020, 'World Bank technical assistance: participation, policy movement, and sympathetic interlocutors', Policy Studies, 41, pp. 567 - 585, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01442872.2019.1581156
    Journal articles | 2019
    Bazbauers AR, 2019, 'The Relational Dynamics of World Bank Survey Missions', International Journal of Public Administration, 42, pp. 28 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2017.1390763
    Journal articles | 2019
    Bazbauers AR, 2019, 'World Bank technical assistance: Locating and cultivating sympathetic interlocutors', Development Policy Review, 37, pp. 638 - 656, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dpr.12377
    Journal articles | 2017
    Bazbauers AR, 2017, 'World Bank Technical Assistance: The Relational Dynamics of Policy Movement', Public Administration and Development, 37, pp. 246 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pad.1796
    Journal articles | 2016
    Bazbauers AR, 2016, 'The world bank as a development teacher', Global Governance, 22, pp. 409 - 426, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/19426720-02203007
    Journal articles | 2015
    Bazbauers AR, 2015, 'The World Bank online: Inclusion and exclusion through digital networks', Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 36, pp. 330 - 343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02255189.2015.1044502
    Journal articles | 2014
    Bazbauers AR, 2014, 'The wolfensohn, wolfowitz, and zoellick presidencies: Revitalising the neoliberal agenda of the world bank', Forum for Development Studies, 41, pp. 91 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08039410.2013.868821

My Teaching

Undergraduate Program:

ZBUS3104: Business Capstone

ZBUS3108: Business Strategy Implementation