Good Governance and Development - Brian SmithBasingstoke & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, Paperback.
Condition: Near Fine. Small, light, crease to the foot of the upper panel, a decent copy otherwise.
Signed by the author, with dedication, on the first blank page — without provenance. Includes: Tables;
From the cover: “Concerns about the quality of governance have become increasingly prominent in the policies and pronouncements of aid donors and agencies. Aid given in the absence of good governance is widely regarded as having been often wasted or counterproductive. How aid agencies can effectively contribute to fostering good governance is, however, less clear. For instance, should recipient countries be required to meet certain conditions before receiving aid — potentially punishing those most in need — and who should define good governance anyway?
Good Governance and Development provides a comprehensive assessment of the governance agenda from the perspective both of developing countries and of aid agencies. It examines each aspect of the governance agenda, outlining the constitutional, political, administrative and public policy implications of reform. Using examples from a wide range of countries and agencies, both multilateral and bilateral, the author shows how governance agendas have evolved, as well as evaluating the benefit and cost to society of good and bad governance respectively. Providing an overview of governance and development, and engaging with the critical questions of what governance means in theory and practice, this is a book that will appeal to students looking at the subject for the first time as well as those working in development.”