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Making Democracy Deliver:

Innovative Governance for Human Development

Pippa Norris (ed)

 New York: UNDP forthcoming 2008


Synopsis

How can democratic governance deliver more effectively? What are the links between democratic governance and human development? Will the spread of democracy gradually contribute towards the welfare of the poor and thus alleviating many of the basic problems highlighted by the Millennium development Goals?


To address these issues, this study presents a dozen case-studies of practical governance innovations which have been tried and tested in developing countries. These strategies hold considerable promise of deepening democracy and strengthening human development, gender equality, human rights, and civic engagement. Based on case-study evidence, this study develops a theoretical framework which emphasizes that two essential conditions are necessary to link democratic regimes with better lives for the poor: namely, there have to be inclusive channels of political participation by all stakeholders in society, both directly through local communities as well as indirectly through elections, and there also have to be capable and responsive states which can manage the delivery of public goods and services.
 

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 Contents


 1. Introduction: How do we make democratic governance deliver?

                     Pippa Norris


FORGING SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY


2. Citizen community boards and social audits,

                    Patrick Keuleers


3. Civil society and social accountability

                   Bharati Sadasivam and Bjøern Førde


4. Rights to information, 

                   Elizabeth McCall and Alexandra Wilde


MOBILIZING ACTIVE CITIZENS


5. Mobilizing voter turnout

                  Aleida Ferreyra, Linda Maguire, Noha El-Mikawy and Kango Lare-Lantone


6. Conflict-prevention and elections,

                  Siphosami Malunga and A.H. Monjurul Kabir


STRENGTHENING STATE CAPACITY TO DELIVER


7. Parliament and poverty reduction,

                 Vibeke Wang, Hilde B. Selbervik, and K. Scott Hubli


8. E-governance service delivery,

                 Raul Zambrano and Pierre Dandjinou


9. Ensuring women’s rights to inheritance

                 Nina Berg, Haley Horan and Deena Patel

 
CONCLUSIONS: ENSURING ALL PEOPLE BENEFIT

 

10. Democracy and Economic Development

                Kemal Dervis


11. Conclusions: Human development, equality, and public policies

                Selim Jahan


Notes about Contributors


List of Related Electronic Resources
 


 
 

Copyright 2004 Pippa Norris, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138. www.pippanorris.co


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