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Title page, Copyright

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Contents

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Acknowledgments

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p. vii

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1 - Introduction

Sisay Asefa, Wei-Chiao Huang

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pp. 1-14

Governance is a multidimensional concept that involves the traditions and institutions under which political authority in a country is exercised. Governance includes the process by which rulers are selected, monitored, and replaced, and it entails the capacity of...

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2 - The Role of Performance Management in Good Governance

Carolyn J. Heinrich

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pp. 15-34

In the social sciences literature, the word “governance” has become ubiquitous. Avinash Dixit (2002) describes an explosion of the term “governance” in the economics literature based on his search of the EconLit database, which showed just five occurrences of the word...

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3 - Political Parties, Democracy, and "Good Governance,"

John Ishiyama

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pp. 35-50

What is the relationship between political parties and “good governance”? The role that political parties have played is rather controversial in the literature. On the one hand, there are those who express very negative sentiments with regard to political parties...

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4 - Good Governance in Transition Economies: A Comparative Analysis

Susan J. Linz

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pp. 51-92

Do transition economies—countries that transformed from socialism to capitalism in the 1990s—exhibit good governance? If so, is the incidence or degree of good governance the same across these former socialist economies? Answers to these questions illuminate...

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5 - Governance Challenges in Education and Health Care in Developing Countries

Seema Jayachandran

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pp. 93-110

Ensuring that its citizens have access to high-quality schooling and health care is among a government’s most important roles. Health and education—which enhance human capital—are widely believed to promote economic growth: schooling and health measures...

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6 - Governance Problems and Priorities for Local Climate Adaptation and Poverty Alleviation

Stephen C. Smith

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pp. 111-130

This chapter begins by reviewing the encouraging progress that has been made against poverty over the past three decades, but then it considers some reasons for concern as to why further progress may be difficult. Two key constraints are environmental stress and poor...

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7 - The Challenges of Good Governance and Leadership in Developing Countries: Cases from Africa and China

Sisay Asefa, Wei-Chiao Huang

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pp. 131-154

The World Governance Indicators (WGI) project, which can be found at www.govindicators.org, defines “governance” as consisting of “the traditions and institutions by which authority in a country is exercised” (World Bank 2014, p. 1). This includes how governments...

Authors

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pp. 155-156

Index

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pp. 157-172

About the Institute

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pp. 173-173