Introduction: From Polycentrism to the Polity

Published on 1 January 2003

What is the nature of the new politics of inclusion? This chapter from Changing Paths: International Development and the New Politics of Inclusion challenges the perception that supporting uncoordinated and decentralised actions in civil society and the market is sufficient to produce improved governance outcomes. Greater inclusion will emerge instead from representative and deliberative institutions through which societal and state actors can negotiate collective solutions across the public-private divide.


Peter P. Houtzager

Research Fellow

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University of Michigan Press
Houtzager, P. P.
Houtzager, P and Moore, M


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