A detailed and historical account of both theory and practice, this book attempts to make sense of the loose and little understood field of development administration. The book focuses on development administration over forty years and identifies key attributes of public bureaucracy which are associated with bureaucratic performance. The associations between bureaucracy's attributes and performance are employed in explaining development differences between Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago over the period 1960-1995. Associations are explored at the macro level through aggregate data and at the micro level through fascinating case studies of the Industrial Development Corporations (IDCs), associated with economic growth, and the Ministry of Education, associated with women's empowerment. The study establishes clear patterns of associations in the empirical cases and explores the implications of these findings for the theory of development administration.
About the Author
JUDITH-ANN WALKER is a University Lecturer and Consultant Partner to USAID, Development Research and Projects Consultants, Nigeria.
Table of ContentsList of Tables Acknowledgements Acronyms and Abbreviations Development Administration Development Bureaucracies: Failure of Theory and Practice Development Goals and their Realization in Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago From Riggs to the World Bank: Recurring Associations in the Study of Development Administration Public Bureaucracy and Economic Growth: The Associations Public Bureaucracy and Economic Change: The Associations Education, Social Change for Women and the Ministries of Education in Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago The Theory and Practice of Development Administration: Postscript and Notes into the 21st Century Appendices Bibliography Index