Democratization and Demystification: Deconstructing ‘Governance’ as Development Paradigm

  • Gerald J. Schmitz
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


On the threshold of the third millennium, there is a pervasive sense that fundamental forces are at work reshaping the world system as we know it. Yet there is much less confidence, on the part of either governments (despite their slogans of ‘managing change’) or the governed (still more herded than heeded), that matters can be controlled (effectively and democratically?) to achieve the public purposes ritually promised by political rhetoric.


Civil Society Good Governance Structural Adjustment Neoclassical Economic Economic Liberalization 
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