Thinking and Working Politically

 

What Does It Mean, Why Is It Important and How Do You Do It?

By Adrian Leftwich

March 2011

The purpose of this short note is:
•     To suggest ways we might usefully conceptualise what it means to think and work politically in a developmental context, where development is understood as the processes which shape and reform locally appropriate and legitimate institutions that promote sustainable economic growth, foster political stability, enhance progress on key issue areas (such as gender, service delivery or emissions reduction) and facilitate inclusive social development, at national and sub-national levels.
•     To outline some of the preliminary findings about the role of leadership, politics and coalitions in development as a platform for figuring out how research evidence can be transformed into policy, programme and operational messages.

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