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Much as we might assume that we have a common understanding of what good governance, economic management, and wider civil society participation is, the nature of each academic discipline often constructs the meaning of these concepts in a manner that merges with the already existing assumption and philosophy of that discipline.
It examines how teachers and researchers at the NUL conceptualize the terms "good governance" and "civil society participation." The issue of contention here is whether they have a clear and sufficient understanding of these terms to be able to integrate them into their day-to-day activities, which include teaching, research and provision of community service.
Good governance is generally understood to comprise certain basic principles, including "rule of law, effective and efficient state institutions, transparency and accountability in the management of public affairs, respect for human rights, meaningful participation of all citizens in the political processes of their countries and in decisions affecting their lives" (Annan 1997, 10).
www.ossrea.net /rw/goodgover-04.htm   (4114 words)

 Understanding the Concept of Governance
John Healey and Mark Robinson1 define "good government" as follows: "It implies a high level of organisational effectiveness in relation to policy-formulation and the policies actually pursued, especially in the conduct of economic policy and its contribution to growth, stability and popular welfare.
"Good governance is epitomized by predictable, open and enlightened policy-making, a bureaucracy imbued with a professional ethos acting in furtherance of the public good, the rule of law, transparent processes, and a strong civil society participating in public affairs.
Governance is a rational concept, emphasising the nature of interactions between state and social actors, and among social actors themselves.
www.gdrc.org /u-gov/governance-understand.html   (881 words)

 Sun Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sun Party (太陽党 Taiyōtō) was a Japanese political party which existed from 1996 to 1998.
It was a liberal reformist party that was opposed to the ruling coalition led by the Liberal Democratic Party (Japan).
The party was composed of thirteen Diet members who left the New Frontier Party in 1996.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sun_Party   (150 words)

 G is for Good Governance
They are longing for good governance based on the values celebrated here at the Good News Network, responsibility, integrity, and cooperation...
Good governance is forged by compromise and cooperation, not by shutting out the opposition, especially when the opposition represents nearly half of the voting public.
Good governance means stopping the name-calling and demonization of opponents.
www.goodnewsnetwork.org /content/view/1321/223   (612 words)

 Debating Democracy and Good Governance
Last Sunday a debate on “Democracy and Good Governance” was conducted between representatives of the ruling party (EPRDF) on the one hand and the opposition parties: the Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD), the United Ethiopian Democratic Front (UEDF) and the All- Ethiopia Democratic Party (AEDP) on the other.
Good governance like democracy must not be allowed to become just another slogan - a false front to placate the providers of funds.
It is a against this background that both the ruling party as well as the opposition parties are engaged in a campaign in the hope to win the May national elections and hope to change things for the better and build  true democracy that would ensure justice and equality for all Ethiopians.
www.addistribune.com /Archives/2005/03/04-03-05/Debating.htm   (624 words)

 "Why Conservatives Can't Govern" by Alan Wolfe
Unable to shrink government but unwilling to improve it, conservatives attempt to split the difference, expanding government for political gain, but always in ways that validate their disregard for the very thing they are expanding.
So long as conservatives denigrate government while relying on government to achieve their objectives, Rumsfeld's vision of how to fight wars is the only kind of conservative foreign policy one can have.
The conservative vision of the world, because it is so hostile to government when government is so essential to the way we live now, remains unattractive to most Americans, which is why Republicans must rely on money to substitute for the large popular majorities they are unable to build and sustain.
www.washingtonmonthly.com /features/2006/0607.wolfe.html   (5389 words)

 IFES - Governance - Improve the transparency and efficiency of government institutions by building the management ...
Good governance prevails when government officials manage public institutions in an efficient, transparent manner that is responsive to citizens’ concerns.
IFES helps to improve the transparency and efficiency of government institutions by building the management capacity, independence and professionalism of public officials in order to enable them to better serve their constituents.
We achieve this goal by: (1) fostering dialogue among government agencies, political parties and civil society organizations; (2) designing programs to increase public participation in the decision-making process; (3) offering government institutions research-based public policy guidelines; and (4) promoting responsive, transparent and accountable governance at the national, regional and local levels.
www.ifes.org /governance.html   (325 words)

 Good Governance Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Good Governance Party(&27665;&25919;&20826; Minseit&333;) was a Japanese political Party which was in existence for a short period in 1998.
It was a centrist, reformist Party that merged with other parties in April 1998 to form the Democratic Party of Japan.
The Good Governance Party was composed of several smaller reformist groups that had emerged during the collapse of the large coalition New Frontier Party in 1996.
good-governance-party.iqnaut.net   (187 words)

History is replete with instances of (1) popular leaders failing to give good governance and (2) leaders who give good governance being hardly popular, at least during their lifetimes.
If we are to add up the “good governance” scorecard of the military regime uptil Oct 12 there are many more pluses than minuses, if we were to go back further to the days before the President started his Referendum campaign, then those pluses are far more than those visible today.
Unfortunately the logic of good governance in any Third World country belies the sanctity of pure democracy, to have good governance the ruler must be tough and fair.
www.defencejournal.com /2003/jan/good_governance.htm   (1297 words)

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The party platforms were designed to establish a responsible liberalism, to remove sovereignty from the bureaucracy, and thereby to construct a mature civil society in Japan.
Party officials were also concerned that the United States might have misconstrued the expression to mean that the party was requesting the immediate and complete withdrawal of U.S. forces.
As a result, the party let itself be swung between the centrifugal forces to move away from the ruling parties and centripetal forces to move closer to the cabinet.
mcel.pacificu.edu /aspac/papers/scholars/itoh/itoh2/Itoh.DOC   (6393 words)

 Multi-party govt. must follow tenets of good governance:Chaudhry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Chaudhry said Labour had a standard with regard to good governance and the Party will insist that these be adhered to at all times.
The Labour Party has set itself a standard with regard to good governance and we will insist that these be adhered to at all times, Indeed, this has been made very clear to those of our members who have joined the multi-party Cabinet.
It would be an irresponsible act not to investigate the serious flaws that characterised the 2006 general elections and I, therefore, urge the government to appoint a Commission of Inquiry with appropriate terms of reference to ascertain whether the elections were indeed, free and fair.
www.flp.org.fj /n060614.htm   (3909 words)

 Promoting Good Governance: ADB's Medium-Term Agenda and Action Plan (2000) - ADB.org
Predictability refers to the existence of laws, regulations, policies, and procedures with which to regulate society and govern certain kinds of government action; and their fair and consistent application.
It enables interested parties to assure themselves that official processes and procedures have been followed in a predictable way to a fair conclusion.
Government procurement is an area where transparency is particularly important.
www.adb.org /Documents/Policies/Good_Governance/good0302.asp   (1233 words)

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GOVERNMENT - GOVERNANCE DEBATE This is an important issue as more often than not the two words are used interchangeably, which is a very dangerous thing to do for governance dos not mean just government.
Government is just a part of the entire process of governance, though an important part but not the only one part as it is made out to be.
Government is the agency through which the agenda of the state is carried forward.
www.rcss.org /governance_report.doc   (795 words)

 NDI - National Democratic Institute
NDI officially launched this political party strengthening program in March 2006 to enhance party leaders' awareness and understanding of models for internal party development and best practices for representing citizen interests, and to improve parties' understanding of their role in safeguarding the electoral process.
In April, NDI facilitated a discussion session for political parties on the role of parties in democracy and good governance.
Party leaders welcomed the opportunity to meet leaders from other parties and to exchange views on an issue of importance to them.
www.ndi.org /worldwide/cewa/mali/mali.asp   (467 words)

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Good governance and Rule of Law: These stand at the root of Africans impoverishment.
GOOD GOVERNANCE AND RULE OF LAW As earlier stated, good governance and Rule of law stand at the root of NEPAD.
Governance is the process of decision- making and the process by which decisions are implemented (or not implemented in relation to bad governance) Good governance must involve the following notions: Participation Accountability Responsiveness Transparency Effective and efficient institutions Rule of law Consensus Note that good governance is not necessarily conterminous with the notion of democracy.
www.wmd.org /documents/NEPADAndGoodGov.doc   (2029 words)

 Prepare for Lok Sabha polls, PM tells BJP
With exit polls indicating a better performance for the party in the assembly elections, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Wednesday asked Bharatiya Janata Party members of Parliament to start preparing for the 2004 general election.
At the first meeting of the parliamentary party during the Winter Session of Parliament, he asked the members to highlight the achievements of the National Democratic Alliance government and emphasise on issues like development and good governance, party spokesperson V K Malhotra said.
He said the party was ready for discussion on any issue and that these could be done in a smooth manner.
www.rediff.com /news/2003/dec/03pm.htm   (196 words)

 Urban Good Governance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is also good to know that MT will survey and post the issues faced by the poor, i.e., those who may not have access to the internet and the MLA's blog.
No discussion on good governance is possible without a clear understanding of the essence of this article.
Over-sized and overbearing local and national government bureaucracies, lack of responsive public and private institutions, neglect of government's limited but important duties, lack of decentralisation, smothering of economic, social and political freedoms, all lead to corruption, chaos, crime and eventual decay of the city.
urbangoodgovernance.typepad.com /urban_good_governance   (13322 words)

 GOA SU-RAJ PARTY (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The winds of change that have swept the globe have had an impact on the life in Goans and set in motion the process of adaptation to the constantly changing world.
In this unique socio-political system of governance all racial and ethnic groups lived in peace and harmony, a feat which the modern systems of governance have not been able to accomplish.
The Goa Su-Raj Party, with its emphasis on high standard of governance, and also its firm belief that all the ills of democracy can be cured by more effective democracy, is pre-eminently suited to perform this stupendous task.  Let lasting peace and prosperity be with you.
www.goasu-raj.org.cob-web.org:8888   (547 words)

 The Hindu : 'Elect DMK for good governance'
As star campaigner for the DMK-led NDA, Mr.Karunanidhi who started from Saidapet in Chennai after releasing the party's Manifesto for the 2001 elections, emphasised at public meetings en-route how his party's good governance of the last five years had made concrete achievements, in developing infrastructure or raising people's living standards.
``Good governance needs good people who respect the law and not those who bend it to suit their ends'', Mr.Karunanidhi said at Maduranthakam, taking a dig at the AIADMK leader, Ms.
Karunanidhi evoked good response from the DPI cadres in particular.
www.hindu.com /2001/04/18/stories/04182239.htm   (439 words)

 Making good governance a reality
That is one reason why the Initiative's governance component, unlike other international approaches to this issue, focuses less on broad principles than on concrete ways to transform those principles into programmes, policies and actions, based on African countries' own national experiences and on active participation from civil society organizations.
Uganda's constitution sharply reduces the power of central government appointees in the districts and gives local councils enhanced legal status and discretionary control over recurrent and development budget funds, with the additional role of facilitating community and private sector involvement in the planning and delivery of services.
During the first African Governance Forum in Addis Ababa, representatives of non-governmental and civil society organizations, as well as countries that could claim successful experience with good governance practices, argued for focusing more specifically on issues of accountability and transparency.
www.un.org /ecosocdev/geninfo/afrec/subjindx/114spgov.htm   (1917 words)

 .:: THE BANGLADESH OBSERVER - Net Edition ::.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Speaking as the chief guest at the roundtable “Good Education for Good Governance” at a city hotel, the Law Minister said, to ensure good governance, all-party commitment is a must to detach the student politics from the national politics.
Speakers said in order to ensure good governance, good education is must, which means that education should be enriched with morality, humanity, social responsibility and self-accountability.
In his paper, he said good governance contributes significantly to the development strategy, and the root base of the good governance depends on good education.
www.bangladeshobserveronline.com /new/2006/03/12/national.htm   (1609 words)

 Public Administration - Governance Initiatives - Governance - ADB.org
The Government and the Communist Party of Viet Nam (CPV) have given strong signals in recent years to reform the public administration system.
Vietnam's leaders are trying to maintain the high level of respect they have enjoyed over the years by recasting the Government as being more responsive, and by reforming the administrative and legal system in ways that will encourage greater transparency.
First of all, one could adopt an approach focusing on core government institutions, with leadership from the highest level, and a focus on new policies, procedures, regulations, and systems designed and promulgated by key central agencies; this is the PAR approach.
www.adb.org /Governance/good_gov_pa.asp   (914 words)

 Good political leadership ensures good governance:Intra-party democracy, curbing corruption must
Ataur Rahman of Dhaka University who presented the keynote paper at the seminar underlined the need for the establishment of a high profile institute for excellence in leadership in governance for leaders from various sectors including political leaders and Members of Parliament to interact, learn and take courses to update their knowledge and experience.
The much-coveted transition to parliamentary democracy in 1991 ushered in a new brand of democratic and participatory leadersip that came from the context of struggle against authoritarian rule, he said.
Prof Ataur listed the reforms initiated by the present government in the legal judicial system but pointed out the dominating public perception that police and criminal justice system are inefficient and corrupt.
nation.ittefaq.com /artman/exec/view.cgi/8/3463   (803 words)

 Promoting good governance & human rights protection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Being an organization strongly opposed to bad governance at all levels, AFRYDEF engages with government officers and political office holders on issues of good governance.
Political party leaders who are elected to form the government are also beneficiaries of AFRYDEF pre-election conflict prevention and peace building programs.
Other training programs are being held regularly which aim at helping government officers and political office holders to understand their responsibilities as well as acquire administrative and interpersonal skills.
www.afrydef.interconnection.org /p-governance-a.html   (478 words)

 Policy Statement on Good Governance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The United Democratic Party recognizes that its recent overwhelming success at the polls was due in large part to the people’s burning desire for good governance and the UDP’s pledge to deliver precisely that.
The Party therefore recommits itself to the principles in this regard setout in its 2003 manifesto, and expanded since then by its policy pronouncements and published booklet.
As individuals, candidates of the UDP commit to integrity, principle and the interest of the nation of Belize and will not engage in any act of dishonesty or breach of integrity or honourable principle in the execution of, in relation to or impacting upon his/her duties and office as an elected representative.
www.udp.org.bz /polstat_governance.htm   (386 words)

 Good Governance Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Good Governance Party (民政党 Minseitō) was a Japanese political party which was in existence for a short period in 1998.
There was an earlier pre-war Minseito party, the Rikken Minseito from which existed from 1927-1940.
Shortly after uniting in January 1998, the Good Governance Party merged with the Democratic Party of Japan (1996) (民主党  Minshutō), the New Fraternity Party(新党友愛 Shintō-Yuai), and the Democratic Reform Party(民主改革連合 Minshu-Kaikaku-Rengō) to form the Democratic Party of Japan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Good_Governance_Party   (233 words)

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