Political settlements and the analysis of institutions

African Affairs - October 2018

African Affairs, Volume 117, Issue 469, 1 October 2018, Pages 636–655

This journal article by the Executive Director of SOAS-ACE, Mushtaq Khan, discusses the author's seminal political settlements framework and it's role in understanding the economic and political effects of institutions, policies and resource allocation in a society. Mushtaq explores some of the challenges of applying this theory in the context of dynamic interactions between institutions and organizations, as well as the questions the framework is most suited to answer. Read the article.

The political settlements framework is the underpinning theory of the SOAS-ACE approach to finding feasible solutions to anti-corruption. Read more about the application of political settlements frameworks to the countries where ACE is working in our three Working Papers on Nigeria, Bangladesh and Tanzania.