Good Governance in the Era of Global Neoliberalism: Conflict and Depolitization in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Good Governance in the Era of Global Neoliberalism

Conflict and Depolitization in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa, 1st Edition

Edited by Jolle Demmers, Alex E. Fernández Jilberto, Barbara Hogenboom


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This new collection critically examines the new global policy of 'good governance'. This catchphrase of aid policy and development thinking has been the subject of too little analysis to date. This book redresses the balance. It places the prefix 'good', and exactly what that means, under the microscope and examines the impact of neoliberal governance in a wide range of countries and territories, including Chile, Russia, Argentina and Indonesia.

Table of Contents

1. Good Governance and Democracy in a World of Neoliberal Regimes - Jolle Demmers, Alex E. Fernández Jilberto and Barbara Hogenboom 2. The Political Economy of Neoliberal Governance in Latin America - The case of Chile: Alex E. Fernández Jilberto 3. 'Que Se Vayan Todos': Neoliberal collapse and social protest in Argentina - Norma Giarracca and Miguel Teubal 4. Governing Mexico's Market Democracy - Barbara Hogenboom 5. Triple Transition and Governance in El Salvador - Chris van der Borgh 6. Playing Russian Roulette: Putin in search of good governance - André Mommen 7. 'Good Governance' Can Make Bad Government: A study of international anti-corruption initiatives in Bosnia Herzegovina - David Chandler 8. Clanism and Predatory Capitalism: The rise of a neoliberal nomenklatura in Ukraine - Hans van Zon 9. Between Globilization and Sub-National Politics: Russian think tanks and liberalism - Andrey S. Makarychev 10. 'Bad Governance' Under Democratic Rule in Taiwan - Tak-Wing Ngo 11. The Political Economy of Recovery in Indonesia - J. Thomas Lindblad 12. China's Transition to Industrial Capitalism: Tracking institutional reform - Henk Houweling 13. From New Order to New World Order: Good governance and violence in Indonesia - Judith Large and Nick Mawdsley 14. Good Governance, Privatisation and Ethno-Regional Conflict in Cameroon - Piet Konings 15. Global Neoliberalization and Violent Conflict: Some concluding thoughts - Jolle Demmers

About the Editors

Jolle Demmers is researcher and lecturer at the Centre for Conflict Studies, University of Utrecht. Alex E. Fernandez-Jilberto is at the University of Amsterdam. Barbara Hogenboom is at the University of Amsterdam.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

In an increasingly interdependent world, many of the most important issues are driven by economic forces. This series applies newly developed economic techniques to some of the most pressing contemporary problems. The aim of the series is to demonstrate the relevance of modern economic theory to the modern world economy, and to provide key reading for researchers and policy-makers.

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics