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Political Institutions and Development

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Political Institutions and Development

Failed Expectations and Renewed Hopes

9781847202246 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Natalia Dinello, Principal Political Scientist, Global Development Network, New Delhi, India and Vladimir Popov, Central Economics and Mathematics Institute, Moscow, Russia
Publication Date: 2007 ISBN: 978 1 84720 224 6 Extent: 288 pp
Political Institutions and Development challenges the cliché that ‘good institutions’ are essential for sustainable socio-economic development by focusing on the need to adapt potential solutions to local conditions.

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Political Institutions and Development challenges the cliché that ‘good institutions’ are essential for sustainable socio-economic development by focusing on the need to adapt potential solutions to local conditions.

The authors argue that there is no one optimal institutional design that can be successfully applied to any country. The macro- and micro-level studies contained in this book demonstrate that institutions are highly context-dependent and time-sensitive and must be tailored to local conditions. Specifically, law and order, effective governance, ethnic sensitivity, a supporting political culture, civil rights, and individual opportunities to participate in decision-making are also necessary. With its global perspective, this book explores the relationship between political institutions and development from such diverse regions as the Commonwealth of Independent States, East and South Asia, and Latin America.

This book will appeal to scholars and researchers in political science, economics, political economy, development studies and globalization. It will also find a wider audience amongst policymakers, development agencies and policy communities throughout the world.
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Contributors: A. Angelsen, L. Barbone, B. Behera, L. Cord, N. Dinello, S. Engel, R. Enikolopov, I. Franceschelli, F. Fukuyama, K. Hull, C.B.L. Jumbe, V. Polterovich, V. Popov, L. Ronconi, J. Sandefur, S. Wang, E. Zhuravskaya
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Contents:

Introduction: What Matters for Institutions’ Effect on Development:
Conditions and Qualifications
Natalia Dinello and Vladimir Popov

PART I: MACROPOLITICAL INSTITUTIONS: DEMOCRACY, FEDERALISM, DECENTRALIZATION AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE
1. Development and the Limits of Institutional Design
Francis Fukuyama

2. Democracy and Poverty Reduction: Explorations on the Sen Conjecture
Luca Barbone, Louise Cord, Katy Hull and Justin Sandefur

3. Democratization, Institutional Quality and Economic Growth
Victor Polterovich and Vladimir Popov

4. Federalism and Political Centralization
Ruben Enikolopov and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya

5. Democracy and State Effectiveness
Shaoguang Wang

PART II: PARTICIPATION AND GOVERNANCE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL: SUCCESSES AND FAILURES
6. Has Forest Co-management in Malawi Benefited the Poor?
Charles B.L. Jumbe and Arild Angelsen

7. Participation and Joint Forest Management in Andhra Pradesh, India
Bhagirath Behera and Stefanie Engel

8. Clientelism, Public Workfare and the Emergence of the Piqueteros in
Argentina
Lucas Ronconi and Ignacio Franceschelli

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