The Constitution of Development

Crafting Capabilities for Self-Governance

  • Authors
  • Sujai Shivakumar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Constituting Development

    1. Sujai Shivakumar
      Pages 1-10
  3. State Governance and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Sujai Shivakumar
      Pages 13-19
    3. Krister Andersson, Clark Gibson, Elinor Ostrom
      Pages 21-38
    4. Sujai Shivakumar
      Pages 39-52
    5. Sujai Shivakumar
      Pages 53-62
  4. Institutions and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Sujai Shivakumar
      Pages 65-79
    3. Sujai Shivakumar
      Pages 93-101
  5. Crafting Constitutional Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 135-180

About this book


Examining the foundations of development, Shivakumar describes how societies can reconstitute themselves to improve their developmental well-being. He argues that the unitary state focus in theory and practice limits the creative potential of individuals to improve their mutual well-being through crafting capabilities for self-governance. This is a significant contribution to current discussions on institutional foundations of development, providing practical guidance on what it means to constitute a government that facilitates rather than impedes progress.


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