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Good governance reform in Cambodia

Hughes, C. (2010) Good governance reform in Cambodia. In: The elephant in the room: politics and the development problem. Asia Research Centre Policy Monograph, pp. 69-94.

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In general, the quality of governance in Cambodia is regarded by international aid donors as poor. Since the end of the Cold War, different aspects of governance have been a key concern of Western aid donors hoping to improve the country’s political stability and its development performance. Consequently, in the context of heavy dependence on external aid, Cambodia has undergone twenty years of reform programmes aimed at rebuilding the state and rehabilitating civil society along the lines of liberal models. However, the record has been mixed in terms of results.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: Asia Research Centre
Publisher: Asia Research Centre Policy Monograph
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