The ADCR 2011: Governance Of Equitable Development : What Went Wrong And What Lies Ahead
This paper argues that hard choices about development need to be made in the Arab region and only a legitimately elected, responsive and accountable government can make these choices. Policies of legitimately elected governments tend to represent the needs and aspirations of many (not a few). Accountability of government tends to make its policies more transparent and effective. But no policy pleases everyone all the time. Hence, managing social conflict around hard choice policies is important for the credibility of such policies.