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Making democratic governance work : how regimes shape prosperity, welfare, and peace

Author: Pippa Norris
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"Is democratic governance good for economic prosperity? Does it accelerate progress towards social welfare and human development? Does it generate a peace-dividend and reduce conflict at home? Within the international community, democracy and governance are widely advocated as intrinsically desirable goals. Nevertheless, alternative schools of thought dispute their consequences and the most effective strategy for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pippa Norris
ISBN: 9781107016996 1107016991 9781107602694 1107602696
OCLC Number: 778636568
Description: xii, 281 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Introduction: 1. Does democratic governance determine human security?; 2. Theories of regime effects --
II. Comparing Regimes: 3. The regime typology; 4. Analyzing regime effects --
III. Regine Effects: 5. Prosperity; 6. Welfare; 7. Peace --
IV. Conclusions: 8. Conclusion: Why regimes matter.
Responsibility: Pippa Norris, Harvard University.

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This book argues that both liberal democracy and state capacity need strengthening to deliver effective development.  Read more...
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"Political science has focused heavily on democratic institutions in recent years but far less on the understanding of basic state capacity, whose absence often undermines democracy. Making Read more...

 
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