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Good Governance and Developing Countries

Interdisciplinary Perspectives


Kerstin Kötschau and Thilo Marauhn

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.
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.