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Service-oriented government: the developmental state and service delivery in Africa after 2015 – are capacity indicators important?

George Kararach

in Development In Africa: Refocusing the lens after the Millennium Development Goals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447328537
eISBN:
9781447328551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328537.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Since the early 1980s, African countries have embarked upon public sector reforms. Criticism has been generated over these reforms because they were undertaken without sufficient data or ... More


The collaborating planner?: Practitioners in the neoliberal age

Ben Clifford and Mark Tewdwr-Jones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447305118
eISBN:
9781447307891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305118.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Since the turn of the 21st century, there has been a greater pace of reform to planning in Britain than at any other time. As a public sector activity, planning has also been impacted heavily by the ... More


Introduction: planning at the coalface in a time of constant change

Ben Clifford and Mark Tewdwr-Jones

in The collaborating planner?: Practitioners in the neoliberal age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447305118
eISBN:
9781447307891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305118.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The introductory chapter outlines the ongoing programme of planning reform being pursued by central and devolved government in Great Britain. The reforms implemented by New Labour (1997-2010) are ... More


Management consultants as policy actors

Julie Gervais and Frédéric Pierru

in Policy Analysis in France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447324218
eISBN:
9781447324225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324218.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Contributions to the topic of consultants and public policy in France are often unbalanced and consultants are typically analysed as a secondary subject of wider studies. Drawing on the sociology of ... More


Political anthropology and civil service reform: prospects and limits

R.A.W Rhodes

in Rethinking policy and politics: Reflections on contemporary debates in policy studies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447319467
eISBN:
9781447319474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319467.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

What lessons about public sector reform can be learnt from using political anthropology to study governance reform? What are the strengths and weaknesses of such an approach? I contrast the everyday ... More


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