Good Governance And Development by B C Smith

Good Governance And Development

byB C Smith

Paperback | October 1, 2007

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An exploration of the implications of the 'good governance' agendas for developing and newly democratized countries. The book first assesses each item on the 'good governance' agenda for its contribution to development and the cost to society of bad governance. It secondly examines the view of the international development agencies on each dimension of governance. Thirdly it specifies the contribution political science can make to an understanding of each dimension of governance, both in respect of the actions undertaken by aid agencies and recipient governments, and of those aspects of political reform which fall beyond the scope of foreign intervention.

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B.C. SMITH is Professor Emeritus in Political Science at the University of Dundee.

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Title:Good Governance And DevelopmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.42 × 5.7 × 0.68 inPublished:October 1, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230525660

ISBN - 13:9780230525665

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Aid Conditionality and Governance Agendas * Democratic Accountability * Human Rights * The Rule of Law * Decentralization of Political Power * Political Pluralism * Political Participation * Eradicating Corruption * Transparent and Accountable Administration * Efficient Public Management * Economic Reform and Poverty Reduction * Conclusion: Democracy and Development