Good Governance in the Era of Global Neoliberalism: Conflict and Depolitization in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa / Edition 1

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"By making use of a wide range of in-depth case studies from various developing countries and post-communist states, this book analyzes the causes and effects of neoliberal restructuring and the process of depolitization that went with it. The contributors critically examine the contradictory nature of good governance and the consequences that have been seen to go with it." This important book provides a contribution to the literature on good governance. It will provide and interesting read for those with an interest in economics and development studies as well as being useful to policy makers and non-governmental organizations.
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Meet the Author

Jolle Demmers is researcher and lecturer at the Centre for Conflict Studies, University of Utrecht. Alex E. Fernandez-Jilberto is at the University of Amsterdam. Barbara Hogenboom is at the University of Amsterdam.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Good governance and democracy in a world of neoliberal regimes 1
2 The political economy of neoliberal governance in Latin America : the case of Chile 38
3 'Que se vayan todos' : neoliberal collapse and social protest in Argentina 67
4 Governing Mexico's market democracy 91
5 Triple transition and governance in El Salvador 116
6 Playing Russian roulette : Putin in search of good governance 134
7 'Good governance' can make bad government : a study of international anti-corruption initiatives in Bosnia Herzegovina 161
8 Clanism and predatory capitalism : the rise of a neoliberal nomenklatura in Ukraine 180
9 Between globilization and sub-national politics : Russian think tanks and liberalism 203
10 'Bad governance' under democratic rule in Taiwan 224
11 The political economy of recovery in Indonesia 246
12 China's transition to industrial capitalism : tracking institutional reform 265
13 From new order to new world order : good governance and violence in Indonesia 287
14 Good governance, privatisation and ethno-regional conflict in Cameroon 306
15 Global neoliberalization and violent conflict : some concluding thoughts 331
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