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Title: Towards inclusive governance in international development : the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation
Author: Hamidudin, Sarah
ISNI:       0000 0004 6058 3594
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2016
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The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) is a recently formed partnership with the aim of helping “nations, business and organizations work better together to end poverty” (GPEDC, 2014). The GPEDC is open to any entity that has a role to play in poverty eradication and global development and which endorses the founding principles of “effective development” (GPEDC, 2014). In this thesis, the origins and evolution of the GPEDC is traced in order to understand its formation process and the role it plays within a larger constellation of actors, organisations, structures and concepts that interplay to form the international development governance system. The study provides theoretical and empirical insight into how different types of actors work together via a situational analysis of dominant themes in the academic studies of international development and global governance studies and through original research data. This thesis makes two claims. Firstly, that the constitutive processes of multi-stakeholder partnerships such as the GPEDC are as important as the substantial problem they were formed to address; design must be considered with attention given to the agenda, actor identity and internal and external structures. Secondly, an augmented version of Scholte’s (2012) conceptual framework on Inclusive Governance takes it beyond structural concerns (individuals, institutions and structures) to include processes and normative frameworks as constitutive pathways for more inclusive ways of working.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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