Encourage legitimate governance

In lieu of ‘good governance’, we prefer legitimate governance in the sense of management of public affairs and the exercise of power at the service of the common good with the support and under the control of those over whom this power is exercised.

Unlike supporters of current approaches, we do not think the definition of instruments for measuring and monitoring governance can replace a prior identification of the changes desired by protagonists.

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