Making Democratic Governance Work How Regimes Shape Prosperity, Welfare, and Peace
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Description: Is democratic governance good for economic prosperity? Does it accelerate progress towards social welfare and human development? Does it generate a peace-dividend and reduce conflict at home? Within the international community, democracy and governance are widely advocated as intrinsically desirable goals. Nevertheless, alternative schools of thought dispute their consequences and the most effective strategy for achieving critical developmental objectives. This book argues that both liberal democracy and state capacity need to be strengthened to ensure effective development, within the constraints posed by structural conditions. Liberal democracy allows citizens to express their demands, hold public officials to account and rid themselves of ineffective leaders. Yet rising public demands that cannot be met by the state generate disillusionment with incumbent officeholders, the regime, or ultimately the promise of liberal democracy ideals. Thus governance capacity also plays a vital role in advancing human security, enabling states to respond effectively to citizen's demands.
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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/27/2012
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Does democratic governance determine human security?|
|Theories of regime effects|
|The regime typology|
|Analyzing regime effects|
|Why regimes matter|