Brian Z. Wilson
Bachelor of Arts, Juniata College, 2006
Master of Arts, University of Denver, 2012
Good Governance and Foreign Aid in a Complex Adaptive System
Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 10:00am-12:00pm
Founders Hall 602, Arlington Campus
All are invited to attend.
Jack A. Goldstone, Chair
Robert Axtell, Department of Computational Social Science
Despite their rise to prominence starting in the late 1980's, the effectiveness of foreign aid programs in instantiating good governance in developing countries is not well understood. This proposal will extend previous empirical research by utilizing new data which eliminates the need for proxy measures and overlaps temporally with more comprehensive indicators of governance. Further, in arguing that good governance is more properly considered a complex adaptive system, an agent-based model will be constructed to study the emergence of good governance in light of interactions between a national government, bureaucracy, foreign aid agencies, and a voting public.
A copy of this doctoral dissertation proposal is available for examination from Shannon Williams, Schar School of Policy and Government.