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Making sense of good governance

Larmour, Peter


It is now nearly ten years since the World Bank introduced the word ‘governance’ into discussions about development. This paper asks what the term means, why it became part of the policy discourse, and what it assumes about the way organisational performance might be improved. It then reviews some recent research on governance in the South Pacific, and considers the tension between universal principles of good governance and particular national circumstances. Finally it introduces some...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacifc Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
ANU Research Publications
Date published: 1998
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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