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Professor Mick Moore

Prof Mick P Moore (CV)
Research Fellow
Governance Team
Institute of Development Studies, Brighton BN1 9RE UK

Tel: (direct line) +44 (0)1273-878689
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Political Economist working on institutional and political aspects of development; the causes of 'good' and 'bad' government; the effects of government revenue sources on governance; and the relationship between politics and private enterprise in poor countries. He is also the Director for DRC Future State.

Recent Publications

'Britain 's New White Paper: Making Governance Work for the Poor', (with Sue Unsworth), Development Policy Review 24(6) Book Review Article), (forthcoming Nov 2006)

'The new private philanthropies could challenge the existing aid business', Boston Review - A Political & Literary Forum vol 31 no 4: 11-12, 2006.

'Taxation and the Political Agenda, North and South', Forum for Development Studies, no. 1, vol. 31, 2004.
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'The Development of Political Underdevelopment', in Graham Harrison (ed.) Global Encounters: IPE, Development and Global Governance. Palgrave Macmillan IPE Series, London, 2004.

'Revenues, state formation and the quality of governance in developing countries', International Political Science Review Vol. 25, No. 3: 297-319, 2004.
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'Institutionalised co-production: unorthodox public service delivery in challenging environments' (with Anuradha Joshi), Journal of Development Studies Vol.40, No.4, 2004.
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Aid Proliferation: How responsible are the donors? (with Arnab Acharya and Ana Fuzzo de Lima), IDS Working Paper No.214, 2004.

Changing Paths: International Development and the Politics of Inclusion (with Peter P. Houtzager). Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2003.

What makes microcredit programmes effective? Fashionable fallacies and workable realities (with Pankaj Jain), IDS Working Paper No. 177, 2003.

The New Politics of Taxation and Accountability (with Lisa Rakner). IDS Bulletin Vol.33, No.3, 2002.



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