Governance, Administration and Development: Making the State Work - Mark Turner & David HulmeBasingstoke & London: The Macmillan Press, 1997, Paperback.
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From the cover: “Governance, Administration and Development provides a comprehensive introduction to public policy and management in developing countries and transitional economies. The book assesses both traditional and new models of public administration with particular emphasis on the challenge to the centrality of the state in development and current debates about the conditions of effective governance.
The authors identify the particular challenges and complexities of the economic, social and political environment in developing countries and challenge the uncritical way in which often inappropriate institutional arrangements have been imported from Western industrialized countries. They focus in particular on attempts to introduce aspects of the ‘new public management’ to developing countries and challenge the contemporary orthodoxy that ‘reinventing government’ means reducing its role and functions to those of a ‘minimalist state’.
Illustrated throughout with up-to-date case studies based on the authors’ considerable experience as academics and consultants for a range of international agencies, the book will be essential reading for students and practitioners alike.”