The Politics of Inclusive Development: Interrogating the Evidence

ISBN : 9780198788829

Sam Hickey; Kunal Sen; Badru Bukenya
416 ページ
156 x 234 mm

It is now widely accepted that politics plays a significant role in shaping the possibilities for inclusive development. However, the specific ways in which this happens across different types and forms of development, and in different contexts, remains poorly understood. This collection 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 volume not only provides a comprehensive update but also a ground-breaking range of new directions for thinking and acting around these issues. The book's originality thus 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.


David Hulme: Foreword

Part I: Introduction
1 Sam Hickey, Kunal Sen, and Badru Bukenya: Exploring the politics of inclusive development: towards a new conceptual approach

Part II: The Politics of Accumulation and Growth
2 Kunal Sen: The Political Determinants of Economic Growth: An Analytical Review
3 Paul Mosley: The Politics of What Works for the Poor in Public Expenditure and Taxation
4 Anthony Bebbington: Governing Natural Resources for Inclusive Development

Part III: The Politics of Social and Legal Citizenship: Promoting and Protecting the Rights of the Poor?
5 Claire Mcloughlin: The Politics of What Works in Service Delivery
6 Armando Barrientos and Sony Pellissery: Political Factors in the Growth of Social Assistance
7 Deval Desai and Michael Woolcock: The Politics and Process of Rule of Law Systems in Developmental States

Part IV: The Politics of Recognition
8 Sohela Nazneen and Simeen Mahmud: The Gendered Politics of Securing Inclusive Development
9 Prerna Singh and Matthias vom Hau: Ethnicity, State Capacity, and Development: Reconsidering Causal Connections

Part V: The Transnational Politics of Development
10 Arjan de Haan and Ward Warmerdam: The Politics of Aid Revisited: A Review of Evidence on State Capacity and Elite Commitment
11 Giles Mohan: China in Africa: Impacts and Prospects for Accountable Development


Sam Hickey is Professor of Politics and Development. He is the joint Director of Research within the DFID-funded Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) Research Centre and Associate Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute. His research examines the politics of development and poverty reduction, with specific reference to sub-Saharan Africa, and has been has published extensively in the leading development studies journals. This includes work on natural resource governance, social exclusion and adverse incorporation, citizenship and participation, social movements and NGOs, the politics of social protection, and the use of political analysis in international development. ; Kunal Sen is Professor of Development Economics and Associate Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute. His research is on the political economy determinants of inclusive development, particularly within the DFID-UK funded Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, based in the University of Manchester, of which he is the Joint Research Director. Professor Sen's most recent books are State-Business Relations and Economic Development in Africa and India (Routledge 2012) and Trade Policy, Inequality and Performance in Indian Manufacturing (Routledge 2008). He has also published over 60 articles in leading economics and development journals and won the Sanjaya Lall Prize in 2006 and Dudley Seers Prize in 2003 for his publications. ; Badru Bukenya is a development analyst and practitioner. He completed his PhD at the Institute of Development Policy and Management (IDPM) and he worked as a Research Associate with the Effective States and Inclusive Development Centre (ESID), both at the University of Manchester. He is a lecturer in the department of Social Work and Social Administration at Makerere University Kampala. He has previously worked with Uganda's largest NGO called The AIDS Support Organisation (TASO). His research focuses on the politics of civil society, service delivery, social protection, state building, and citizenship formation in Africa.