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Governance, Administration and Development
Making the State Work
 
 
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09 Jun 1997
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Governance, Administration and Development provides a comprehensive introduction to the public policy process and public administration in developing countries. The authors start by describing the complex, challenging and varied environments of the developing world and go on to analyse the key contemporary issues concerning the reform of the public sector - notably the impact of the 'new public management'. The book is illustrated throughout with up-to-date case study materials and guidance for students seeking to explore specialist topics in detail.


Description

Governance, Administration and Development provides a comprehensive introduction to the public policy process and public administration in developing countries. The authors start by describing the complex, challenging and varied environments of the developing world and go on to analyse the key contemporary issues concerning the reform of the public sector - notably the impact of the 'new public management'. The book is illustrated throughout with up-to-date case study materials and guidance for students seeking to explore specialist topics in detail.


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'This book, with its comprehensive coverage, is ideally suited to be adopted as a text for undergraduate level courses.' - R.C. Mascarenhas, Political Science


Contents

Development and Its Administration - Organizational Environments: Comparisons, Contrasts and Significance - The Policy Process: Political Decisions about Technical Matters - Bureaucracy: Obstructing or Facilitating Development? - Administrative Reform: The Continuing Search for Performance Improvement - Planning for Development: The Solution or the Problem? - Decentralization Within the State: Good Theory but Poor Practice? - Public Enterprise Reform: Private Sector Solutions - Beyond the Market, Beyond the State: The Rise of Non-Governmental Organizations - The International Environment: External Influences on Internal Issues - Conclusion: What Future for the Public Sector?