The European Journal of Development Research

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 481–487 | Cite as

Strategic Governance for Inclusive Development



The global academic and policy debate on inclusive development is rising. Conceptual and theoretical contributions are made from multiple disciplinary angles. A driving force behind this is the disheartening trend of growing inequality, which juxtaposes economic success stories in countries that were previously low-income. How to strategically govern societies towards more inclusive development within an interactive governance constellation, for positive or normative reasons, is a major challenge. This special issue brings together the latest empirical and theoretical studies that consider strategic governance and inclusive development in inter-relationship. Most of these contributions stem from research undertaken under the guidance of Professor Baud at the Governance and Inclusive Development group at the University of Amsterdam. The strategic governance for inclusive development research agenda pursues interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity and plurality of knowledge in the field of international development studies.


strategic governance inclusive development inequality interdisciplinarity transdisciplinarity plurality 


Le débat académique et politique mondial sur le développement inclusif devient de plus en plus fréquent. Des contributions conceptuelles et théoriques venant de diverses disciplines sont apportées. Une force motrice à l’origine de cela est la tendance décourageante vers une inégalité croissante, qui juxtapose les histoires de réussites économiques dans des pays qui étaient auparavant à faible revenu. La question de comment gouverner de façon stratégique des sociétés pour un développement plus inclusif, au sein d’une constellation de gouvernance interactive, est un défi majeur, pour des raisons positives ou normatives. Ce numéro spécial rassemble les dernières études empiriques et théoriques qui considèrent les liens entre la gouvernance stratégique et le développement inclusif. La plupart de ces contributions proviennent de recherches menées sous la direction du professeur Isa Baud du groupe Gouvernance et Développement Inclusif de l’Université d’Amsterdam. La gouvernance stratégique pour le programme de recherche du développement inclusif poursuit l’interdisciplinarité, la transdisciplinarité et la pluralité des connaissances dans le domaine des études du développement international.


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  1. 1.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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