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.
Transition Assistance1. A New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States.
International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding. 2008.
Transition Assistance2. Barma, Naazneen, Elisabeth Huybens, and Lorena VinÌuela. Institutions Taking Root: Building State Capacity in Challenging Contexts.
Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group, 2014.
Transition Assistance3. 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.
Transition Assistance4. Booth, David. "Aid, Institutions and Governance: What Have We Learned?"
Development Policy Review 29 (2010). doi:10.1111/j.1467-7679.2011.00518.x.
Transition Assistance5. Booth, David. "Governance for Development in Africa: Building on What Works."
Africa Power and Politics. April 2011.
Transition Assistance6. Carothers, Thomas, and Diane De Gramont. Development Aid Confronts Politics: The Almost Revolution.
Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2013.
Transition Assistance7. Crawford, Gordon. Foreign Aid and Political Reform A Comparative Analysis of Democracy Assistance and Political Conditionality.
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000. doi:10.1057/9780230509245.
Transition Assistance8. Easterly, William. The White Man's Burden.
Penguin Books, 2007.
Transition Assistance9. 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.
Transition Assistance10. Farmer, Paul. "Partners in Help."
Foreign Affairs. May 24, 2012.
Transition Assistance11. Grindle, Merilee S. "Good Enough Governance Revisited."
Development Policy Review 29 (2010). doi:10.1111/j.1467-7679.2011.00526.x.
Transition Assistance12. Groves, Leslie, and Rachel Hinton, eds. Inclusive Aid: Changing Power and Relationships in International Development.
London: Routledge, 2004.
Transition Assistance13. Kaplan, Seth D. Betrayed: Politics, Power and Prosperity.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Transition Assistance14. Kinsman, Jeremy, and Kurt Bassuener. A Diplomat's Handbook: For Democracy Development Support.
3rd ed. Waterloo, ON Canada: CIGI, 2013.
Transition Assistance15. Kleinfeld, Rachel. Advancing the Rule of Law Abroad: Next Generation Reform.
Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2012.
Transition Assistance16. McKay, John. "The Asian ‘Miracle’ After the Global Financial Crisis: Some Lessons For Africa."
The Brenthurst Foundation, July 2010.
Transition Assistance17. Natsios, Andrew. "The Clash of the Counter-bureaucracy and Development."
Center for Global Development. July 13, 2010.
Transition Assistance18. Sage, Caroline, Nicholas Menzies, and Michael J. V. Woolcock. Taking the Rules of the Game Seriously: Mainstreaming Justice in Development: The World Bank's Justice for the Poor Program.
Washington, DC: Justice Reform Practice Group, The Legal Vice Presidency, The Work Bank, 2009.
Transition Assistance19. Teskey, Graham. "Notes To Self For My First Overseas Visit!"
A Governance Practitioner's Handbook: Alternative Ideas and Approaches, 27-40. OECD, 2015.
Transition Assistance20. Unsworth, Sue. An Upside down View of Governance.
Brighton: Institute of Development Studies, 2010.
Transition Assistance21. 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.
Transition Assistance22. 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.