Effective States and Inclusive Development

Professor Sam Hickey

Role Sam Hickey is Professor of Politics and Development at the University of Manchester, and Joint Director of Research at the ESID research centre. He is also Research Director at the Global Development Institute, where ESID is based. Research Sam’s research interests include the li

Education in competitive clientelist contexts: Bangladesh and Ghana

Objective This project explores the politics of securing higher levels of capacity and commitment to delivering improved quality schooling. Cases Bangladesh and Ghana represent forms of ‘competitive clientelism’ with otherwise different contextual settings, offering the opportunity to

A dynamic mapping of the political settlement in Ghana

Working paper No. 28 Download pdf Franklin Oduro, Mohammed Awal and Maxwell Agyei Ashon Abstract Ghana displays a number of features of democratic institutionalisation and is considered a success story of democratic transformation in Africa. This paper examines the quality of Ghana’s

Politics, political settlements and social change in post-colonial Rwanda

Working paper 24 Download pdf Frederick Golooba-Mutebi Abstract Until 1994 Rwanda’s post-colonial history was marked by episodes of political violence, attempted wars, and wars of different durations. Feeding the violence was the absence of an elite consensus about how best to take Rw

Political settlement dynamics in a limited-access order: The case of Bangladesh

Working paper 23 Download pdf Mirza Hassan Abstract This study explores the dynamics of the elite political settlement in Bangladesh during the last two decades (1991-2012), as well as its impact on economic development and political development, understood here as the process of main

Investigating the links between political settlements and inclusive development in Uganda: towards a research agenda

Working paper 20 Download pdf Frederick Golooba-Mutebi and Sam Hickey Abstract The changing character of the political settlement in Uganda since independence has closely shaped the character and performance of the institutions and actors responsible for delivering development. Succes

Gendered politics of securing inclusive development

Working paper 13 Download pdf Sohela Nazneen and Simeen Mahmud Abstract Political settlement (PS) frameworks are gender blind. In this paper, we interrogate the nature of gendered political settlements through analyzing selected country cases studies of the gendered nature of politica

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

The political dynamics of economic growth

Working paper 5 Download pdf Kunal Sen Abstract This paper is an assessment of what we know about the political determinants of economic growth. It begins by setting out the stylized facts of economic growth. The paper suggests that there is a need to shift away from much of the previ

Annotated bibliography on developmental states, political settlements and citizen formation

Working paper 4 Download pdf Laura Routley Abstract ESID Research Associate Laura Routley has produced an annotated bibliography as part of ESID’s inception phase. This publication offers a starting point for investigating some of ESID research themes, drawing together what is k