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* A popular introduction to public policy and management in developing countries
* Varying expert perspectives on critical current issues
* Essential reading for students and practitioners alike
Governance, Administration & Development has become a classic text that evaluates both traditional and new models of public administration. It emphasizes the challenge to the centrality of the state in development, as well as current debates about the conditions of effective governance. The authors incorporate up-to-date case studies based on their broad academic and consulting experience in a range of international agencies.
1) Development and its Administration; 2) Organizational Environments: comparisons, Contrasts and Significance; 3) The Policy Process: Politics and Techniques; 4) Bureaucracy: Obstructing or Facilitating Development?; 5) Administrative Reform: The Continuing Search for Performance Improvement; 6) Planning for Development: The Solution or the Problem?; 7) Decentralization within the State: Good Theory but Poor Practice?; 8) Public Enterprise Reform: Private Sector Solutions; 9) Beyond the Market, Beyond the State: The Rise of Non-Governmental Organizations; 10) The International Environment: External Influences and Governance; 11) Conclusion: What Future for the Public Sector?