Effective States and Inclusive Development

The politics of rule of law systems in developmental states: ‘political settlements’ as a basis for promoting effective justice institutions for marginalized groups

Working paper 8 Download pdf Deval Desai and Michael Woolcock Abstract The rule of law (ROL), although an “essentially contested concept”, can be understood pragmatically as a system that informs people of what to expect from others through durable and enforceable rules applying equal

Thinking about the politics of inclusive development: Towards a relational approach

Working paper 1 Download pdf Sam Hickey Abstract Moving beyond the mantra that ‘politics matters’, a range of conceptual approaches have recently emerged within international development thinking that seek to capture the specific ways in which politics shapes development. This paper c