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Open Access: The Politics of Inclusive Development

5 January 2017

The book is available for free through the open access scheme.

‘The Politics of Inclusive Development: Interrogating the Evidence’ is now available for free online as part of the Open Access scheme.

The book, edited by Effective States and Inclusive Development researchers Sam Hickey, Kunal Sen and Badru Bukenya proposes a new conceptual approach to understanding and researching the politics of development.

The book has been incredible well received since its initial hardback release and was described Professor Merilee Grindle of Harvard as “essential reading for anyone seeking to understand why politics matters”.  It has also featured in the LSE Review of Books.

In summary, ‘The Politics of Inclusive Development’ provides a state of the art review regarding what is currently known about the politics of inclusive development.

Leading academics offer systematic reviews of how politics shapes development across multiple dimensions, including through growth, natural resource governance, poverty reduction, service delivery, social protection, justice systems, the empowerment of marginalised groups, and the role of both traditional and non-traditional donors.

The book not only provides a comprehensive update but also a ground-breaking range of new directions for thinking and acting around these issues. Its originality derives not only from the wide scope of its case-study material, but also from the new conceptual approaches it offers for thinking about the politics of inclusive development, and the innovative and practical suggestions for donors, policy makers, and practitioners that flow from this.

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