Recent Submissions

  • Introduction 

    Robinson, Mark (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1995)
  • What Donors Mean by Good Governance: Heroic Ends, Limited Means, and Traditional Dilemmas of Development Cooperation 

    Nunnenkamp, Peter (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1995)
    Summary Growing concerns about the effectiveness of traditional aid policies have motivated donors to extend the agenda on development co?operation, by explicitly dealing with participation and governance. The donor ...
  • Governing for the Common Wealth? the world Bank's Approach to Poverty and Governance 

    Goetz, Anne Marie; O'Brien, David (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1995)
    Summary Two important policy initiatives which the World Bank has been promoting since 1989, good governance and poverty reduction, represent an important policy opportunity – to enhance the accountability of governments ...
  • Liberal Democracy and the Political Management of Structural Adjustment in India: Conceptual Tensions in the Good Government Agenda 

    Jenkins, Robert S. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1995)
    Summary Why has India been able to sustain for four years an economic reform programme that many had predicted would fall prey to the realities of political competition in a democracy? The answer to this question reveals ...
  • Towards a Democratic Developmental State 

    White, Gordon (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1995)
    Summary The author assesses different views on the relationship between democracy and development in the context of the new democracies of the developing world and concludes that effective developmental performance is ...
  • Dilemmas of Military Disengagement and Democratization in Africa 

    Luckham, Robin (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1995)
    Summary This article contends that one of the first tasks of new African democracies is to bring military establishments under democratic control. Although it might seem armies are now in retreat from politics, this has ...
  • Recent us Experience with Democracy Promotion 

    Carothers, Thomas (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1995)
    Summary Since the mid ? 1980s the US government has devoted everincreasing resources to assistance programmes aimed at promoting democracy in other countries. Aspects of this assistance currently under debate include how ...
  • Democratic Decentralization in Africa and Asia 

    Manor, James (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1995)
    Summary This article summarizes recent research on one of the developmental fashions of our time ? democratic decentralization. After discussing various definitions of ‘decentralization’, it surveys the benefits that can ...
  • Strengthening Civil Society in Africa: the Role of Foreign Political Aid 

    Robinson, Mark (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1995)
    Summary Strengthening civil society through the provision of financial resources and technical assistance is viewed by aid donors as an effective means of fostering political pluralism and consolidating fragile democracies ...
  • Promoting Good Government by Supporting Institutional Development? 

    Moore, Mick (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1995)
    Summary Positive support to better government requires aid agencies mainly to engage in ‘institutional development’, or ‘institution building’ activities. The article discusses four sets of problems that arise for aid ...
  • The World Bank and Governance 

    Stevens, Mike; Gnanaselvam, Shiro (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1995)
    Summary The Bank's role in assisting developing countries improve their governance has been growing rapidly in recent years. Unlike bilateral donors, who increasingly are conditioning aid on civil and political rights and ...