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Is Good Governance Good for Development?

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Whilst good governance is a worthy goal by itself, this book argues that it is not a prerequisite for economic growth or development. Challenging the conventional good governance paradigm favoured by the donor community, this book exposes the methodological shortcomings of the commonly-used governance indicators developed within the World Bank. It argues that aggregate good governance indicators are less helpful for identifying governance failure in specific areas needing policy interventions. Bringing together contributions from leading political scientists, political economists and development practitioners, this is the first book that focuses on such good governance issues.

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Acknowledgements

We wish to thank all authors for their contributions to this volume and cooperation in expediting the editorial processes. We also thank the publishers and conference organizers for permitting us to include revised and updated versions of some papers in this book.

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