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Chapter 2: Concern for Good Governance in Comparative Perspective

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Concern for Good Governance in Comparative Perspective
Concern for good governance in comparative perspective
SurendraMunshi1
Good Governance in Indian Debate

In a critique of the approach of the World Bank to the issue of governance, S. Guhan (1998) points out that to define governance as ‘the exercise of political power to manage a nation's affairs’ carries neutrality too far. It allows both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ governance to qualify in so far as political will is exercised in the management of those affairs. True, the World Bank has elaborated later its conception of governance in terms of economic role for the state, a set of ‘policy reforms’ and other non-economic aspects such as transparency, accountability, participation, and responsiveness in the process of government. These features do not yet add ...

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