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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 evolution of public administration in Ireland

Chris McInerney

in Challenging times, challenging administration: The role of public administration in producing social justice in Ireland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719088292
eISBN:
9781781706886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088292.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter 5 discusses some of the main elements of Irish public administration, exploring the origins of contemporary administration and the main pillars around which it is built. This discussion ... 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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