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Governance and the Depoliticisation of Development

Hout, W. and Robison, R. (eds) (2008) Governance and the Depoliticisation of Development. Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203886953
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Abstract

This book is about the way ‘governance’ has become the new orthodoxy of development, following earlier failed attempts at building working market economies through policy reform in developing countries.

Considering how its proponents define ‘good governance’, the contributors to this volume assess why programmes of governance building in developing countries have proven to be no less problematic than the previous agendas of market reform.

Governance and the Depoliticisation of Development challenges ideas that deeper political and social problems of development may be addressed by institutional or governance fixes. It examines the principles and prescriptions of ‘good’ governance as part of larger conflicts over power and its distribution.

Item Type: Book
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/60964
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