The Politics of Inclusive Development: Interrogating the Evidence

Hardcover | January 11, 2015

EditorSam Hickey, Kunal Sen, Badru Bukenya

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It is now widely accepted that politics plays a significant role in shaping the possibilities for inclusive development. However, the specific ways in which this happens across different types and forms of development, and in different contexts, remains poorly understood. This collectionprovides a state of the art review regarding what is currently known about the politics of inclusive development. Leading academics offer systematic reviews of how politics shapes development across multiple dimensions, including through growth, natural resource governance, poverty reduction,service delivery, social protection, justice systems, the empowerment of marginalised groups, and the role of both traditional and non-traditional donors. The volume not only provides a comprehensive update but also a ground-breaking range of new directions for thinking and acting around these issues. The book's originality thus derives not only from the wide scope of its case-study material, but also from the new conceptual approaches it offers forthinking about the politics of inclusive development, and the innovative and practical suggestions for donors, policy makers, and practitioners that flow from this.

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It is now widely accepted that politics plays a significant role in shaping the possibilities for inclusive development. However, the specific ways in which this happens across different types and forms of development, and in different contexts, remains poorly understood. This collectionprovides a state of the art review regarding what...

Sam Hickey is Professor of Politics and Development. He is the joint Director of Research within the DFID-funded Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) Research Centre and Associate Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute. His research examines the politics of development and poverty reduction, with specific referenc...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.15 inPublished:January 11, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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David Hulme: ForewordPart I: Introduction1. Sam Hickey, Kunal Sen, and Badru Bukenya: Exploring the politics of inclusive development: towards a new conceptual approachPart II: The Politics of Accumulation and Growth2. Kunal Sen: The Political Determinants of Economic Growth: An Analytical Review3. Paul Mosley: The Politics of What Works for the Poor in Public Expenditure and Taxation4. Anthony Bebbington: Governing Natural Resources for Inclusive DevelopmentPart III: The Politics of Social and Legal Citizenship: Promoting and Protecting the Rights of the Poor?5. Claire Mcloughlin: The Politics of What Works in Service Delivery6. Armando Barrientos and Sony Pellissery: Political Factors in the Growth of Social Assistance7. Deval Desai and Michael Woolcock: The Politics and Process of Rule of Law Systems in Developmental StatesPart IV: The Politics of Recognition8. Sohela Nazneen and Simeen Mahmud: The Gendered Politics of Securing Inclusive Development9. Prerna Singh and Matthias vom Hau: Ethnicity, State Capacity, and Development: Reconsidering Causal ConnectionsPart V: The Transnational Politics of Development10. Arjan de Haan and Ward Warmerdam: The Politics of Aid Revisited: A Review of Evidence on State Capacity and Elite Commitment11. Giles Mohan: China in Africa: Impacts and Prospects for Accountable Development