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Good Governance
S de la Harpe,R Roos,C Rijken
Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal/Potchefstroomse Elektroniese Regsblad , 2008,
Abstract: This issue of the Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal (PELJ) is entirely dedicated to the concept of good governance. It is the outcome of the first Summer/Winter school on Good Governance which was held at North-West University, Potchefstroom (SA) in January 2006 and at Tilburg University, Tilburg (NL) in January 2007. This Summer/Winter school has now become a yearly event with a bi-annual theme. Academic staff from both universities collaborate in teaching this course. Students from the two universities who participate in the Summer/Winter school have the unique possibility to deepen their knowledge on a particular subject while enjoying a cross-cultural learning environment. The subject of good governance was not selected by chance but was chosen because of its impact in many fields and the many ways in which the concept is used. It was time for a deeper insight into this multiple role of the concept of good governance. The contributions to this journal are the analytical outcome of the research done in preparation for the lectures given during the Summer/Winter school. As the contributions directly apply the good governance concept to various specific fields of expertise, this introduction will be used to give a short reflection on the concept as such.
Good Governance: Bangladesh Perspective
Fardaus Ara,Md. Mostafizur Rahman Khan
The Social Sciences , 2013,
Abstract: Good governance, as a concept, has swept public attention over the last decade. It has also become a significant pillar in the consideration of a State s ability to conform to universally acceptable democratic standards. In Bangladesh, the present condition of good governance is not satisfactory. Many problems act as barriers to good governance. To ensure sustainable development, actions must be taken to work towards achieving good governance.
Good Governance in the EU
Gina Livioara GOGA
Acta Universitatis Danubius : Juridica , 2009,
Abstract: Considering the EU adhesion, good governance has been analyzed from different perspectives, in the judicial literature being an analytic model or a normative concept. Some authors have wondered if this concept is a fashion, comprising some older ideas and principles, while other authors have asserted that the reasons why different methods of governance appear in the EU are based on “the complexity and the uncertainty of the problems on the agenda, an irreducible, the new approaches on public administration and law, hidden competencies, legitimacy and subsidiarity”. At a normative level, the White Paper of European Governance consecrated five principles on which good governance is based upon: openness, participation, responsibility, efficiency and coherence.
Golden Research Thoughts , 2013, DOI: 10.9780/22315063
Abstract: Good governance is an indeterminate term used in international development literature to describe how public institutions conduct public affairs and manage public resources. Governances "the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented or not implemented. The concept of "good governance centers around the responsibility of governments and governing bodies to meet the needs of the masses as opposed to select groups in society. As per the United Nation's Commission on Human Rights, the key attributes of good governance include transparency, responsibility, accountability, participation and responsiveness to the needs of the people. Good governance is thus linked to an enabling environment conducive to the enjoyment of Human Rights and promoting growth and sustainable human development. The expectation of every civil society by its Government is that it would fulfill its commitments and provide an equitable atmosphere contributing to individual's growth. Good governance is epitomized by predictable, open and enlightened policy-making, a bureaucracy imbued with professional culture acting in furtherance of the public good, the rule of law, transparent processes, and a strong civil society participating in public affairs. In Indian constitutional system, every person is entitled to equality before law and equal protection under the law. No person can be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to the procedure established by law. At present our administration is not like this. In order to have proper administration the lack of confidence has to be removed by building up an image of helpful responsive administration. The bureaucracy has to be reoriented. There are many challenges to Good governance in India but criminalization of Politics and corruption as major challenges to good governance. The media can play the important role in Promoting Good Governance. First of all, the media must be independent and pluralistic. It is time we concentrated on the solutions, rather than identifying faults. Good governance is an ideal which is difficult to achieve in its totality. Very few countries and societies have come close to achieving good governance in its totality. However, to ensure sustainable human development, actions must be taken to work towards this ideal with the aim of making it a reality
Good Governance, Welfare, and Transformation  [PDF]
Hans-Jürgen Wagener
The European Journal of Comparative Economics , 2004,
Abstract: Market conforming institutions are a precondition for a thriving and stable economy. This is the upshot of the Washington consensus or, of somewhat earlier origin, the “Eucken hypothesis”. Another hypothesis of Eucken has it that market conforming institutions are the product of a strong state. However, more general and more important than the strong state is good governance. In this paper I refer to it as the “Lorenzetti hypothesis”. The paper tries to figure out the mechanisms by which good governance and economic order influence economic outcome. Then the two hypotheses are tested for two aspects of economic outcome: productivity as measured by GNP per capita over a wide range of countries and transformation success as measured by GNP growth over the European transformation countries. The tests confirm the theoretical expectation that good governance is more important than good order
Hans-Jürgen WAGENER
Revista Romana de Economie , 2005,
Abstract: Transformation of a totalitarian, basically administratively coordinated system into a democratic one that is coordinated predominantly by markets and competition has been triggered by, among others, the perception of a serious deficit in welfare and happiness. Public policy has a special task transforming the economic order by liberalisation, privatisation, stabilisation and the installation of institutions that are supportive for competition. After 15 years since transformation began, there are sufficiently differentiated success stories to test the hypothesis: it was good governance that is responsible for success and bad governance for failure. The empirical results support the “Lorenzetti hypothesis”: where freedom, security and trust prevail, the economy flourishes, where they are lacking, the costs of long-term investment are too high. The initial conditions of transition countries seem to be quite similar, nevertheless, even there one can discern good and bad governance. The extent of socialist lawfulness, planning security, cronyism and corruption differed widely between East Berlin and Tashkent. And a good deal of such variations can be found in the pre-socialist history of these countries. However, the main conclusion is that the co-evolution hypothesis states that both, welfare and good governance, go together.
Kong Zi on Good Governance  [PDF]
Moses Aaron T. Angeles
Kritike : an Online Journal of Philosophy , 2008,
Abstract: This paper will delve into the problem of Good Governance in the light of Kong Zi. What makes up a Just State? What are the elements that constitute a prosperous Kingdom? What principles of Confucianism can we employ to achieve a just and humane society? These are the primary questions that we will try to investigate as we go along. The paper will be thus divided into three essential parts: The Notion of Li and the Sovereign, The ConfucianMoral Ideal, and lastly, The Great Commonwealth.
ICT Strategies for Consolidating Good Governance in Nigeria
E. Nwelih,K.C. Ukaoha
Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences , 2012, DOI: 10.3923/pjssci.2010.227.230
Abstract: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has been regarded as the source for the social and economic empowerment of any country especially a developing country like Nigeria and has remained the catalyst of growth for developed countries. Virtually all government services could be initiated and delivered through ICT and since these ICT tools are efficient and reliable, they are today functioning as promoters of good governance in most countries. To realize her vision of becoming one of the top 20 global economies in the year 2020, good governance through ICT holds the ace for Nigeria s Vision 2020 program. This study looks at some ICT strategies that could help the country consolidate on good governance.
Development, good governance, and local democracy
Brazilian Political Science Review (Online) , 2008,
Abstract: this article analyses the concept of "good governance" as promoted by the international development community, above all by the world bank, within the predominant neoliberal development approach, emphasising the implications for local governance and management in developing countries. highlighting the extent to which it is embedded in the neoliberal development approach, the good governance concept is analysed with regard to its peculiar understanding of participation and democracy. the article discusses the subordination of the world bank's consensus-oriented approach of good governance to economic imperatives, fading out the centrality of its political dimension. in the context of unequal societies, such an apolitical governance concept only contributes to the strengthening of existing power relations. in its conclusions, the article stresses the need to rethink the good governance approach to development and local politics according to chantal mouffe's agonistic view of democracy, which considers political protest, social mobilization and politicization as essential conditions for social transformation and democratic vitality.
The Good Society: Lessons for Integrated Governance  [PDF]
Neesham C.
Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov. Series V : Economic Sciences , 2009,
Abstract: In this paper I argue that philosophies of the good society can inform theories of integrated governance in two significant ways. Firstly, they can provide a reasonable foundation for legitimating forms of authority to govern a society across the government, corporate and civil sector. Secondly, they promote value systems that can be constitutive of a normative theory of integrated governance. In developing this argument, I explore conceptions of the good society put forward by Marquis de Condorcet, Adam Smith and Karl Marx, and evaluate the modalities in which the social projects proposed by these authors involve issues of integrated governance. For this purpose, I examine the three theories in relation to three questions: (1) What goals (or objectives) should social action be directed to? (2) What should be the scope and limits of social responsibility lying behind the social authority of each sector (government, market or civil society)? (3) How is social authority to be exercised beyond legislation? What source(s) of legitimacy should one appeal to? Although Condorcet’s idea of the natural social order, Smith’s system of natural liberty and Marx’s political economy of human value have all received their fair share of criticism from empirical theories of society, I suggest that these conceptions are still useful to us today as radical normative experiments. These experiments can have guiding value in formulating models of integrated governance. However, the fundamental differences displayed by these three conceptions reveal the importance of determining whether one can develop models of integrated governance that would accommodate plural, incompatible, or unknown conceptions of the good society.
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