Generated at Wed, 13 Nov 2019 22:23:41 GMT exp-ck: undefined; xpa: ;
Electrode, Comp-701326964, DC-prod-cdc04, ENV-prod-a, PROF-PROD, VER-19.1.31, SHA-771c9ce79737366b1d5f53d21cad4086bf722e21, CID-67f416da-5bb-16e66dd7b91e94, Generated: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 22:23:41 GMT

Govern Like Us: U.S. Expectations of Poor Countries

Walmart # 569068355
$72.94$72.94
Free delivery

Arrives by Thu, Nov 21

Faster delivery options available at checkout

Free pickup Wed, Nov 20

Ships to San Leandro, 1919 Davis St

Sold & shipped byWalmart
Explains the origins of poor governments in the formation of the modern state system and describes the way they govern.

About This Item

We aim to show you accurate product information. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it.
Explains the origins of poor governments in the formation of the modern state system and describes the way they govern. In the poorest countries, such as Afghanistan, Haiti, and Mali, the United States has struggled to work with governments whose corruption and lack of capacity are increasingly seen to be the cause of instability and poverty. The development and security communities call for "good governance" to improve the rule of law, democratic accountability, and the delivery of public goods and services. The United States and other rich liberal democracies insist that this is the only legitimate model of governance. Yet poor governments cannot afford to govern according to these ideals and instead are compelled to rely more heavily on older, cheaper strategies of holding power, such as patronage and repression.

The unwillingness to admit that poor governments do and must govern differently has cost the United States and others inestimable blood and coin. Informed by years of fieldwork and drawing on practitioner work and academic scholarship in politics, economics, law, and history, this book explains the origins of poor governments in the formation of the modern state system and describes the way they govern. It argues that, surprisingly, the effort to stigmatize and criminalize the governance of the poor is both fruitless and destabilizing. The United States must pursue a more effective foreign policy to engage poor governments and acknowledge how they govern.

Specifications

Publisher
Columbia University Press
Book Format
Hardcover
Original Languages
ENG
Number of Pages
264
Author
M A Thomas
ISBN-13
9780231171205
Publication Date
May, 2015
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.00 x 6.00 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10
023117120X

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this item!

Customer Q&A

Get specific details about this product from customers who own it.

Policies & Plans

Pricing policy

About our prices
We're committed to providing low prices every day, on everything. So if you find a current lower price from an online retailer on an identical, in-stock product, tell us and we'll match it. See more details atOnline Price Match.
webapp branch
Electrode, Comp-389264335, DC-prod-cdc01, ENV-prod-a, PROF-PROD, VER-30.0.3, SHA-fe0221a6ef49da0ab2505dfeca6fe7a05293b900, CID-f632a8b0-e2e-16e66e86e49b2a, Generated: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 22:35:39 GMT