Institute of Development Studies
Working with the Grain? Rethinking African Governance
- Edited by Richard C. Crook and David Booth - 2011
- ISBN 0265 5012
- 120 pages
- Printed price £14.95
IDS Bulletins - Vol 42 No 2
At the heart of current policy thinking about Africa there is a significant knowledge gap concerning governance and development. This IDS Bulletin is concerned with what can be done about that, drawing on the initial experience of a new research venture, the Africa Power and Politics Programme (APPP). The APPP is committed to discovering forms of governance that work better for development than those prescribed by the current ‘good governance’ orthodoxy. It aims to do so chiefly by examining the range of post-colonial experience in sub-Saharan Africa focusing especially on under-appreciated patterns of difference in institutions and outcomes.