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Governance for development in Africa : solving collective action problems

Author: David Booth; Diana Rose Cammack
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books, ©2013.
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Drawing on in-depth empirical research spanning a number of countries in Africa, this path-breaking book controversially argues that externally imposed good-governance approaches make unrealistic assumptions about the choices leaders are able to make, while ignoring the potential for addressing causes rather than symptoms. It offers a comprehensive, critical examination of the institutional barriers to economic and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Booth, David, 1945-
Governance for development in Africa.
London ; New York : Zed Books, [2013]
(OCoLC)852225130
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Booth; Diana Rose Cammack
ISBN: 1299941168 9781299941168 1780325967 9781780325965
OCLC Number: 859383423
Description: 1 online resource (160 pages)
Contents: Introduction1. From 'good governance' to governance that works2. The country contexts3. Maternal health: why is Rwanda doing better than Malawi, Niger and Uganda?4. The politics of policy incoherence and provider indiscipline5. The space for local problem-solving and practical hybridityConclusion
Other Titles: Solving collective action problems
Responsibility: David Booth and Diana Cammack.

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