1st Edition

Strengthening Governance Globally
Forecasting the Next 50 Years

ISBN 9781612055619
Published December 30, 2014 by Routledge
384 Pages

USD $69.95

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Book Description

Strengthening Governance Globally is the fifth volume in the series 'Patterns of Potential Human Progress'. Each volume considers one key aspect of how development unfolds globally and how better to move it in desired directions. This volume identifies the provision of security, the building of government capacity, and the broadening of inclusion of governance on which high-income countries have traditionally made long historical transitions. In contrast, many developing countries today struggle with all three governance transition dimensions simultaneously. Strengthening Governance Globally uses the growing empirical database on governance variables to understand historical change.


“A study impressive for its sweep and ambition, as well as for its academic rigor. Taking on a remarkable range of fundamental issues relating to democracy and governance, the authors raise critical questions and offer important explanations of direct value to policymakers as well as scholars.”
—Thomas Carothers, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

“This book is principled, systematic, and very transparent in its forecasting of governance and conflict.”
—Kristian Gleditsch, University of Essex and International Peace Research Institute

“Forecasting is the third act of reason: learning from the past, knowing the present, and preparing for the future. Congratulations for a job really well done!”
—Monty Marshall, Director, Center for Systemic Peace and Polity IV Project

“This volume and the International Futures model are outstanding tools for grappling with the ideas of governance and development.”
—Evan Hillebrand, University of Kentucky

“Measuring governance is difficult enough; forecasting it is an ambitious undertaking. Congratulations on this contribution to our understanding of governance, fragility, and conflict.”
—Alastair McKechnie, Overseas Development Institute Research Associate