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‘Good governance’: the itinerary of an idea

Mkandawire, Thandika (2007) ‘Good governance’: the itinerary of an idea. Development in Practice, 17 (4-5). pp. 679-681. ISSN 0961-4524

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Identification Number: 10.1080/09614520701469997


The concept of good governance originated among African scholars in relation to state-society relations in Africa, expressing the concern that these be developmental, democratic, and socially inclusive. The term has since been taken up by the international development business - in particular the World Bank - and used by them as a new label for aid conditionality, in particular structural adjustment in all its various manifestations

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Additional Information: © 2007 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2011 09:30
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 01:44

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