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The constitution of development : crafting capabilities for self-governance / Sujai Shivakumar.

Author/Creator:
Shivakumar, Sujai J.
Publication:
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 180 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Subjects:
Political science.
State, The.
Political development -- Case studies.
Economic development -- Case studies.
Political development.
Form/Genre:
Case studies.
Case studies.
Summary:
Examining the foundations of development, Shivakumar describes how societies can constitute the institutions necessary to improve their developmental well-being. He argues that the unitary state focus in development theory and practice limits the creative potential of individuals to improve their mutual well-being through crafting capabilities for self-governance. This is a significant contribution to current discussions on institutional foundations of development, providing practical guidance on what it means to constitute a government that facilitates rather than impedes progress.
Contents:
1 Constituting Development 1
Part 1 State Governance and Development 11
2 Postwar Interpretations of Development 13
3 The Aid Effectiveness Puzzle / Krister Andersson, Clark Gibson, Elinor Ostrom 21
4 The State as a Concept in Development 39
5 The State as the Means to Development 53
Part 2 Institutions and Development 63
6 The Constitutional Foundations of Development 65
7 Adaptive Development and Institutional Problem-Solving 81
8 Institutions, Market Exchange, and Development 93
Part 3 Crafting Constitutional Governance 103
9 Crafting the Institutions for a Problem-Solving Society 105
10 Crafting New Institutions on Indigenous Foundations 121
11 Toward a Democratic Civilization for the Twenty-First Century 131.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [135]-175) and index.
ISBN:
140396985X
1403969868
OCLC:
58546250