Good Governance and Developing Countries: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Good Governance and Developing Countries: Interdisciplinary Perspectives


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In 2006, the Developing Countries Prize which is awarded on a biannual basis by the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen, and the KfW Development Bank in Frankfurt am Main, honored outstanding research in the field of good governance. The ceremony was followed by an international and interdisciplinary symposium. Good governance today is considered as essential for alleviating poverty and encouraging development. While there is agreement about this in principle, the various concepts of good governance and their implementation give rise to numerous controversies in academia as well as in politics. This volume includes the papers presented at the symposium and seeks to stimulate the debate related to the application of pertinent principles in practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631574959
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/05/2008
Series: Schriften zur internationalen Entwicklungs- und Umweltforschung Series , #21
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

The Editors: Kerstin Kötschau, born in 1977, is research assistant at the Center for International Development and Environmental Research at the university of Giessen. She was co-organizer of the Developing Country Price 2006 on «Good Governance».
Thilo Marauhn, born in 1963, habilitation in 2000, is professor for public law, international law and European law at the university of Giessen, and permanent visiting professor for constitutional theory at the university of Luzern.

Table of Contents

Contents: Stephen Knack: Governance and Growth – Johann Graf Lambsdorff: Good Governance and the Invisible Foot – Walter Gropp: Ursachen und Auswirkungen von Korruption – Gabi Hesselbein: Good Governance in fragilen Staaten: Konzepte, Fallstricke, Erfahrungen – Thilo Marauhn: The Promotion of Good Governance in Fragile States – Albrecht Stockmayer: Can Good Governance Overcome its Technocratic Bias? – Augustine Magolowondo: Democratisation Aid as a Research Agenda: The Quest for an Electic Theoretical Approach – Gudrun Benecke: External Imposition or Locally Embedded? - Examining Practices of Local Democratic Development Support by Selected External Actors in the Jordanian Context – Michael Teig: Good Governance in Public Finance: Case Study Uzbekistan.

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