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La gouvernance etat des lieux et controverses conceptuelles (State of the art and conceptual contreverses)


  • Cheikh Ndiaye

    () (Department of Economics, Grandiose University)


La diversité des connotations attachées à la notion (ou aux notions) de gouvernance ne pouvait manquer de susciter l’appétit des chercheurs désireux de renouveler leurs outils d’analyse face à un monde en mutation accélérée (mondialisation, déréglementation, rapports entre puissances, décentralisation, …). La gouvernance est une notion qui a pris en deux décennies une importance considérable et fait florès dans les discours politiques et scientifiques. Ce document fait l’état des lieux sur les différentes approches et théories faites de ce concept, sous ses multiples domaines et disciplines d’application et depuis divers lieux. Si la notion de gouvernance prouve d’indéniables qualités stratégiques et politiques, son usage sans précaution dans l’analyse scientifique peut se révéler périlleux. For several years, Governance has become a concept arousing the interest of economists and of the political community. Since twenty years, it has taken a major importance and it is at the center of political and scientific speeches. In a changing world, researchers have to renew their analysis tools on this topic (globalization, deregulation, decentralization, etc). This document focuses on the approaches and theories of governence. The concept of governance presents strategic and political qualities, but its use without precaution in the scientific analysis may be perilous.

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  • Cheikh Ndiaye, 2008. "La gouvernance etat des lieux et controverses conceptuelles (State of the art and conceptual contreverses)," Working Papers 174, Laboratoire de Recherche sur l'Industrie et l'Innovation. ULCO / Research Unit on Industry and Innovation.
  • Handle: RePEc:rii:riidoc:174

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    1. M. Sevilla, 1994. "Building Capacity for Decentralization and Local Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa : The Municipal Development Program," World Bank Other Operational Studies 10018, The World Bank.
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      governance; developing countries; democracy;
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      • K00 - Law and Economics - - General - - - General (including Data Sources and Description)
      • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
      • F53 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - International Agreements and Observance; International Organizations

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