Latest Research on Good Governance : Nov 2021

The “Good Governance” Concept Revisited

The term “good governance” is unsettled in its meaning. Through the 1980s and 1990s, donor countries and institutions trended to make aid conditional upon reforms in the recipient country, which was found largely ineffective in encouraging real policy changes. More recently, donors, such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the United States, are increasingly insisting upon performance and good governance as a prerequisite for aid, a practice called “selectivity.” This is a means of requiring a recipient state to demonstrate the seriousness of its commitment to economic and social reforms. There are no objective standards for determining good governance: some aspects include political stability, the rule of law, control of corruption, and accountability. High levels of poverty and weak governance are linked, making selectivity difficult to implement. For reforms to succeed, domestic support, ownership, and commitment are crucial, as are the recipient’s cultural context and history. [1]

Good Governance

This article argues that good governance is a concern if a society is in possession of the political, legal, and administrative institutions which make it possible to enact and implement policies that can broadly be understood as public goods. It suggests that, in many cases, good governance does not only refer to certain qualities of government institutions, but also to governments’ interaction with the various sections of the private sector, and that it can be produced by the government alone, but that in many cases there is a need for collaboration with business and/or voluntary organizations. The article concludes that good governance is based in a normative theory which gives some orientation for what should be regarded as good. [2]

Governance, good governance and global governance: Conceptual and actual challenges

This article takes seriously the proposition that ideas and concepts, both good and bad, have an impact on international public policy. It situates the emergence of governance, good governance and global governance, as well as the UN’s role in the conceptual process. Although ‘governance’ is as old as human history, this essay concentrates on the intellectual debates of the 1980s and 1990s but explores such earlier UN-related ideas as decolonisation, localisation and human rights, against which more recent thinking has been played out. A central analytical perspective is the tension between many academics and international practitioners who employ ‘governance’ to connote a complex set of structures and processes, both public and private, while more popular writers tend to use it synonymously with ‘government’. [3]

The Pursuit of Good Governance and the Anti-Financial Corruption Blitz in Nigeria: A Study of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) (2003-2016)

The study examines the extent to which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been able to tackle financial corruption and its gangrenous effects in Nigeria between 2003 and 2016. The study relied on systematic qualitative content analysis of secondary sources of data, and the strain theory was adopted as the tool of analysis for the study. A cursory thrust into the political culture of corruption in Nigeria’s history revealed that even with the establishment of anti-graft agencies and legislations by the distinct administrations, financial corruption has, nevertheless, continued to wax stronger and escalate like wildfire. The paper argues that corruption has been perpetrated with impunity, that there exists a porous intelligence base in the pursuit of financial corruption cases, that unnecessary politicking by the government and the elites limits the EFCC’s effectiveness, and that the existence of the immunity clause, plea bargain and judicial redtapism and misconducts short-changes the pursuit of the rule of law and the delivery of justice which, in turn, hamper on the anti-graft war of the EFCC. The paper, therefore, recommends the pursuit of good governance and genuine political will in the anti-graft war, incorporation of a strong scientific base in the investigation and persecution of financial corruption cases, and granting the EFCC autonomy to operate freely but under specific legal codes. [4]

Good Governance of Sustainable Tourism in Nature Park – Carita Beach

Aims/Objective: This study aims to review whether the performance of the tourism activities management in Nature Park – Carita Beach has already contributed to the increase of domestic economic growth, and natural conservation also preservation of local culture.

Design: This study adopts the principal concept of sustainable tourism and collaborated with strategic management through analyzes of internal factors and external factors.

Methodology: According to data and analytics, this research approach is using qulitative approach utilizes the Miles and Huberman model analytics. The technique of determining participants is conducted based on the required data in the social situation under study using snowball sampling approach. Results: Existing profile of tourist destination management of Nature Park – Carita Beach, from the research result showed that stakeholders have not shown behaviour that oriented to the principal of sustainable tourism. Tourism management still conventional like in most of developing countries.. Therefore, active participation and strong encouragement from various parties, especially the local government authorities, are required to be able to evolve in applying the principles of sustainable tourism. [5]


[1] Nanda, V.P., 2006. The “good governance” concept revisited. The ANNALS of the American academy of political and social science, 603(1), pp.269-283.

[2] Rothstein, B., 2012. Good governance. In The Oxford handbook of governance.

[3] Weiss, T.G., 2000. Governance, good governance and global governance: conceptual and actual challenges. Third world quarterly, 21(5), pp.795-814.

[4] Duke, O.O. and Agbaji, D.D., 2017. The pursuit of good governance and the anti-financial corruption blitz in Nigeria: A study of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)(2003-2016). Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences, pp.1-16.

[5] Sulistyadi, Y., Eddyono, F. and Entas, D., 2017. Good Governance of Sustainable Tourism in Nature Park–Carita Beach. Asian Journal of Economics, Business and Accounting, pp.1-14.

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