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L'agenda de la gouvernance


  • Jean Cartier-Bresson

    () (Cemotev - Centre d'études sur la mondialisation, les conflits, les territoires et les vulnérabilités - UVSQ - Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines)


The governance agenda is set out in its various dimensions: theoretical discursive, demonstrative and operational. The first section examines the passage of anti-corruption fight to multidimensional governance reforms and the diversity of the theoretical foundations of the concept. The second section explains the fragility of the institutional approaches that do not take into account the political conflict and the presence of clientelist relations in developing countries. She argues on the fact that the institutions of the institutional transition are never first best institutions. The third section presents the limitations of governance indicators and warns against the emergence of empiricism in development economics.

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  • Jean Cartier-Bresson, 2011. "L'agenda de la gouvernance," Working Papers hal-00845170, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:wpaper:hal-00845170
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