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Institutions and Development : Advances in New Institutional Analysis - Mary M. Shirley

Institutions and Development

Advances in New Institutional Analysis

Paperback Published: 1st March 2010
ISBN: 9781849801614
Number Of Pages: 240

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`Mary Shirley's fascinating and thought-provoking book on institutions and development takes issue with the way in which the international community has come to deal with institutions and governance. This book has been written by an author who combines a unique theoretical and empirical knowledge of her subject. The book clearly benefits both from her rich empirical experience with aid and development, and from her in-depth theoretical and analytical knowledge about institutions and institutional change. The book starts with a preface, which provides a useful and succinct summary of the main arguments developed in the volume.. the book is very well written and full of valuable and thought-provoking insights on institutional change and development.. Beyond any doubt, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in development, academics and practitioners alike.' Regina Biner, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture

`Institutions and Development is a landmark contribution to our understanding of economic development, It combines the author's extensive experience with a thorough knowledge of the literature to provide an indispensable guide to improving economic performance in underdeveloped countries.'Douglass C. North, Washington University, USA and Nobel Laureate

Both economic research and the history of foreign aid suggest that the largest barriers to development arise from a society's institutions - its norms and rules. The author draws on 35 years experience to explain how institutions drive economic development She goes beyond the abstractions usually used to define institutions, providing numerous examples to illustrate the complex, interlocking, and persistent nature of real world rules and norms. This significant book argues that fundamental changes in deeply rooted institutions do not happen because of outsiders' money, advice, pressures, or even physical force; which explains why foreign aid has not, and can not, improve institutions. The impetus for changing institutions must must come from within a society, and the author shows how groups of local scholars contribute to institutional change and development when the political opportunity presents itself.

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'Mary Shirley's fascinating and thought-provoking book on institutions and development takes issue with the way in which the international community has come to deal with institutions and governance... This book has been written by an author who combines a unique theoretical and empirical knowledge of her subject... The book clearly benefits both from her rich empirical experience with aid and development, and from her in-depth theoretical and analytical knowledge about institutions and institutional change. The book starts with a preface, which provides a useful and succinct summary of the main arguments developed in the volume... the book is very well written and full of valuable and thought-provoking insights on institutional change and development... Beyond any doubt, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in development, academics and practitioners alike.' - Regina Birner, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 'Institutions and Development is a landmark contribution to our understanding of economic development. It combines the author's extensive experience with a thorough knowledge of the literature to provide an indispensable guide to improving economic performance in underdeveloped countries.' - Douglass C. North, Washington University, US and Nobel Laureate

Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. Why are Poor Countries Poor? 3. Market-Supportive Institutions 4. Can Foreign Aid Promote Development? 5. Can we Measure Institutions and Institutional Change? 6. Institutions and the Reform of Urban Water Systems 7. The Role of Scholars and Scholarship in Economic Development 8. Where Do We Go From Here? References Index

ISBN: 9781849801614
ISBN-10: 1849801614
Series: Advances in New Institutional Analysis
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st March 2010
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36

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