Govern Like Us: U.S. Expectations of Poor Countries

Govern Like Us: U.S. Expectations of Poor Countries

by M. A. Thomas

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ISBN-13: 9780231539111
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 05/05/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

M. A. Thomas is a lawyer and political economist who has worked as a governance specialist for foreign aid donors in some of the world's poorest countries. From 2005 until 2014, she was associate professor of international development at The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University. Her articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, the American Interest, Policy Review, International Affairs, the Journal of Modern African Studies, the European Journal of Development Research, Development and Change, and the Defense Acquisition Research Journal.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1. Blind Spot
2. The Governance Ideal
3. Paper Empires, Paper Countries
4. Poor Countries, Poor Governments
5. Governing Cheaply
6. The Rule of Law
7. Governance as It Is
8. A Different Conversation
Notes
Index

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Michael Johnston

Thomas is critical of our policy -- rightly so -- but refrains from relativism and from bombast. She provides a useful contrarian perspective that is difficult to ignore

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