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A shift in Western development agency thinking? The case for second best
Journal article, Created By Bekker, Simon and Published By Taylor & Francis Group in English language
This review essay illustrates a turn in Western development agency thinking in two recent publications intended for development agencies and African "reformers," by authors with long careers in Western development institutions. Both publications explicitly reject - at least for the short to medium term - a comprehensive "good governance" approach to development. Subsequently, a publication entitled Violence and Social Orders, authored by three American scholars with an interest in the role of institutions in historical change, is reviewed since it is a cruc...