DOWNLOAD | Â The central conclusion of this paper is that a universal set of principles for defining good governance can be fashioned and that the strength of their universality rests to a large extent on the body of international human rights and laws. In addition, these principles can be usefully applied to help deal with current governance challenges. When they are applied it becomes apparent that there are no absolutes; that principles often conflict; that the â€˜devil is in the detailâ€™; that context matters. Finally, the nature of governance â€“ both the means and the ends â€“ needs to be understood. Only then does it make sense to elaborate the principles in order to create a meaningful analytical tool.
Authors: John Graham, Bruce Amos and Tim Plumptre