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    DescriptionThis book fills a growing gap in the literature on international development by addressing the debates about good governance and institution-building within the context of political development. Political Development returns the key issues of human rights and democratization to the centre of the development debate and offers the reader an alternative to the conventional approach to, and definition of, the idea of 'development'. Discussing political development in its broadest context, it includes chapters on democracy, institution-building, the state, state failure, nation, human rights and political violence. Damien Kingsbury, a leading expert on development and Southeast Asia, argues that 'good governance', in its common usage, is too narrowly defined and that good governance is not just about ensuring the integrity of a state's financial arrangements, but that it goes to the core social and political issues of transparency and accountability, implying a range of social structures defined as 'institutions'. Providing new insights into political development, this comprehensive text can be used on advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses in international development, comparative politics, political theory and international relations.

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    Political Development
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Damien Kingsbury
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 385 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415401883
    ISBN 10: 0415401887

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T General Subject: 650
    DC22: 320, 320.1
    BISAC V2.8: POL040000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL011000, POL000000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: JA66 .K56 2007
    Thema V1.0: JP
    Illustrations note
    5 black & white illustrations, 5 black & white line drawings
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    18 August 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Table of contents
    Introduction 1. Outline of Political Development 2. Structure and Agency 3. The Nation 4. The State 5. Civil and Political Rights 6. Democracy 7. Democratisation 8. Institution Building 9. State and Regime Failure 10. Violence and Resolution. Conclusion