The Idea of Good (Enough) Governance. A Look from Complexity Economics
AbstractNowadays we observe a consensus in the development literature that the quality of governance matters for economic development. Therefore, many postulate the implementation of good governance principle, however, that very idea is not well defined and conceptualized. This paper offers some insights into the way that concept can be better understood. We do that by applying the conceptual apparatus taken from the complexity economics. What follows is the conclusion that the idea of good governance as seen from the perspective of complexity economics is very similar to the one of good enough governance. Moreover, we present some pragmatic recommendations for both development policies as well as the ways such policies should be prepared.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw in its series Working Papers with number 2012-05.
Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 2012
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good governance; good enough governance; complexity economics; economic development;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government
- O10 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
- B52 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Institutional; Evolutionary
- D78 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Positive Analysis of Policy Formulation and Implementation
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-03-21 (All new papers)
- NEP-HME-2012-03-21 (Heterodox Microeconomics)
- NEP-HPE-2012-03-21 (History & Philosophy of Economics)
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