Recommended Readings – Transition Assistance

Below is a short selection of publications that we recommend as useful sources of analysis on Transition Assistance, one of IFIT’s three main issue areas. To see samples of IFIT’s own major publications on these issue areas, please see our Publications page.

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1. A New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States.

Transitional Justice Institute International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding. 2008.

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3. Beall, J., T. Goodfellow, and D. Rodgers. "Cities and Conflict in Fragile States in the Developing World."

Urban Studies 50, no. 15 (2013): 3065-083. doi:10.1177/0042098013487775.

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4. Booth, David. "Aid, Institutions and Governance: What Have We Learned?"

Development Policy Review 29 (2010). doi:10.1111/j.1467-7679.2011.00518.x.

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5. Booth, David. "Governance for Development in Africa: Building on What Works."

Africa Power and Politics. April 2011.

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6. Carothers, Thomas, and Diane De Gramont. Development Aid Confronts Politics: The Almost Revolution.

Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2013.

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7. Crawford, Gordon. Foreign Aid and Political Reform A Comparative Analysis of Democracy Assistance and Political Conditionality.

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000. doi:10.1057/9780230509245.

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8. Easterly, William. The White Man's Burden.

Penguin Books, 2007.

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9. Ellerman, David P. Helping People Help Themselves: Toward a Theory of Autonomy-compatible Help.

Washington, D.C.: World Bank, Development Economics, Office of the Senior Vice President, 2001.

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10. Farmer, Paul. "Partners in Help."

Foreign Affairs. May 24, 2012.

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11. Grindle, Merilee S. "Good Enough Governance Revisited."

Development Policy Review 29 (2010). doi:10.1111/j.1467-7679.2011.00526.x.

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13. Kaplan, Seth D. Betrayed: Politics, Power and Prosperity.

New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

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15. Kleinfeld, Rachel. Advancing the Rule of Law Abroad: Next Generation Reform.

Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2012.

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17. Natsios, Andrew. "The Clash of the Counter-bureaucracy and Development."

Center for Global Development. July 13, 2010.

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19. Teskey, Graham. "Notes To Self For My First Overseas Visit!"

A Governance Practitioner's Handbook: Alternative Ideas and Approaches, 27-40. OECD, 2015.

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20. Unsworth, Sue. An Upside down View of Governance.

Brighton: Institute of Development Studies, 2010.

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21. Whitfield, Lindsay. Reframing the Aid Debate: Why Aid Isn't Working and How It Should Be Changed.

Copenhagen: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), 2009.

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22. Williams, Gareth, Alex Duncan, Pierre Landell-Mills, and Sue Unsworth. "Politics and Growth."

Development Policy Review 29 (2010). doi:10.1111/j.1467-7679.2011.00519.x.