Political economy analysis with a legitimacy twist: What is it and why does it matter?

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  • Utgitt: desember 2010
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  • Type: Håndbok
  • Utført av: Eli Moen, Senior Adviser, Peace, Gender and Democracy Department, Norad, and Stein Sundstøl Eriksen, Research Professor, Department of Development Studies, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs/NUPI
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  • Tema: Styresett og demokrati
  • Antall sider: 28
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  • ISBN: 978-82-7548-532-6
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This guidance note presents a way of analysing governance and statebuilding. It is based on an approach to political economy analysis that Norad has tried out and found helpful.

The approach implies adding an analysis of the legitimacy of the state to the standard political economy analysis. It is based on an understandingof he legitimacy of the state developed in work on fragile states in OECD/DAC.

The guidance note explains the basics of political economy analysis as used in international development, and the concept of the legitimacy of the state. The ambition is to provide practical information and advice that will make it easier for embassy and headquarter staff to detect situations when such analysis could be beneficial. The idea is that they then should contact Norad to assist with a tailor-made study.


Oslo, December 2010

Publisert 30.12.2010
Sist oppdatert 16.02.2015