Governance and Nationbuilding: The Failure of International Intervention

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Edward Elgar, Jan 1, 2006 - Political Science - 194 pages
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'"Nation Building", "Good Governance" and "Democratization" are the main slogans guiding efforts to help societies in trouble. But nearly all such contemporary endeavors fail. This book is invaluable in exposing the causes for disappointing results and thus provides foundations for much improved policies. It is obligatory reading for all concerned with improving governance.' - Yehezkel Dror, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and author of the Capacity to Govern: A Report to the Club of Rome (2002) Governance and Nationbuilding describes how aid donors have attempted to improve the performance of government in developing countries and countries in crisis. Kate Jenkins and William Plowden review the widespread lack of success, tracing the history of international government intervention, the roles of donors and recipient countries, the ways in which expert advice and support have been provided, and the donors' own evaluation of their work.

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William Plowden is Visiting Professor in the Government Department at the London School of Economics, UK. Kate Jenkins is Visiting Professor in the Government Department at the London School of Economics and Chairman of KJA Ltd.

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