Researching the politics of development
Effective States Reaches the Big Five-O
By Chris Jordan
Effective States has just turned 50 – at least in terms of working papers published!
Since February 2012, we’ve published 1.25 new working papers per month and have lots more in the pipeline.
So what’s been getting the most attention? The top five most downloaded papers currently on our website are:
- ‘Ideas, interests and the politics of development change in India: capitalism, inclusion and the state’, by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Michael Walton.
- ‘Governance as a global development goal? Setting, measuring and monitoring the Post-2015 Development Agenda’, by David Hulme, Antonio Savoia and Kunal Sen.
- ‘Annotated bibliography on developmental states, political settlements and citizen formation’ by Laura Routley.
- ‘Investigating the political economy of social protection expansion in Africa: at the intersection of transnational ideas and domestic politics’ by Tom Lavers and Sam Hickey.
- ‘The political dynamics of economic growth’ by Kunal Sen.
As ESID has developed over time, we’ve noticed a growing interest in all the research papers – not to mention the policy briefings, journal articles and books.
As the volume of research grows, we’re starting to highlight key cross- cutting themes. Take a look at the research, commentary and emerging policy implications on gender, growth, natural resources, MGNREGA, political analysis and public sector capacity.
NB. The cake is for illustrative purposes only!
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