Vol. 57 Nbr. 1, September 2003
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- "Good governance": the metamorphosis of a policy metaphor: "governance" quickly became a household word, but as is often true of buzzwords, there has hardly been a consensus as to what it means, and even less of an idea as how it could be applied more concretely.
- Local and global: international governance and civil society: it is inconceivable that any Northern donor or international NGO could begin to match the diversity of experience and knowledge already extant within the Third World.
- The private side of global governance: the traditional role of institutions on the public side of global economic governance has been in meting out development assistance, not managing private sector activity. But new definitions of development and human security have pushed public institutions into uncharted terrain.
- Markets, workers and economic reforms: reconstructing East Asian labor systems: political opposition can be contained by some combination of economic coercion, market disorganization, tactical retreat, and police suppression, but the institutional tensions that underlie that opposition persist.
- The precarious revolution: unchanging institutions and the fate of reform in Iran: Iranian politics is a system made by the clerics for the clerics, and for their supporters who possess a near monopoly on the spoils of the revolution and the country's resources.
- Beyond the orthodox paradox: the breakup of state-business coalitions in 1980s Turkey: overly-insulated policies generates uncertainties about the reforms as well as the government's commitment to them, further exacerbating macroeconomic instabilities and making a long-term secure economic environment a distant prospect.
- "If I do these things, they will throw me out": economic reform and the collapse of Indonesia's new order: why did the economic crisis in 1998 unseat Suharto when previous crises had not? Why did the military and political elites--Suharto's longstanding allies--finally abandon him?
- Development without equality: an interview with Raul Domingos: we have to make sure that democracy is growing in a healthy way. If not, there's going to be a war between the poor who have political power and the rich, who have economic power. Practically speaking it will be as if we haven't done anything.
- Institutionalizing global wars: state transformations in Colombia, 1978-2002: Colombian policy directed at its wars, paradoxically, narrows the government's margin of maneuver even as it tries to expand it.
- In search of democratic governance in Central America: political parties are controlled by a handful of people who profit from running the parties in a patrimonial style, and there are narrow prospects for economic reforms. Why has so little progress been made?
- Reaching for stability: strengthening civil society-donor partnerships in East Timor: too often in East Timor the need to spend donor funding dictates methodological choices, and the recipient of development funding becomes of secondary priority to donor reporting.
- Healing governance? Four health NGOs in war-torn Eastern Congo: the most that health organizations can hope for is to contribute indirectly to better governance. But they can continue to save lives.
- Living without a government in Somalia: an interview with Mark Bradbury: development processes in Somalia exist not as a result of official development assistance, but in spite of it.
- Building a state in Iraq: is there a good precedent? An interview with Simon Chesterman: President Bush said that the American people were going to bring peace and prosperity to the people of Iraq, just as they had to the people of Afghanistan. This suggested that the benchmark was going to be very low.
- Stabilizing Macedonia: conflict prevention, development and organized crime: organized crime in Macedonia will not be reduced until its poor are provided with a meaningful legitimate economic alternative.
- Governance through Private Authority? Non-State Actors in World Politics.
- Taxation Without Representation in Contemporary Rural China.
- The Limits of Law: Essays on Democratic Governance.
- Power and Governance in a Partially Globalized World.