Good Governance and Development

Good Governance and Development

by Brian Smith


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An exploration of the implications of the 'good governance' agendas for developing and newly democratized countries. The book assesses the 'good governance' agenda and examines the view of the international development agencies. Finally it considers the contribution political science can make to an understanding of each dimension of governance.

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ISBN-13: 9780230525665
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 08/15/2007
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

BRIAN SMITH is Professor Emeritus in Political Science at the University of Dundee, UK, and a Visiting Professor in Politics at the University of Exeter, UK. He is author of Understanding Third World Politics (also Palgrave Macmillan).

Table of Contents

Governance Agendas.- Political Accountability.- Human Rights.- The Rule of Law.- Decentralization.- Political Pluralism.- Participation.- Eradicating Corruption.- Transparent and Accountable Public Administration.- Efficient Public Management.- Economic Reform and Poverty Alleviation.- Conclusion.

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[A] useful broad introduction to many oif the central issues in govenance' - Jo Rowlands, Development in Practice

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