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Good government in the tropics

Author: Judith Tendler
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Series: Johns Hopkins studies in development.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Good Government in the Tropics, Judith Tendler argues against widely prevailing views about why governments so often do badly and about what causes them to perform well when they do. This raises questions, she says, about the policy advice proffered today by the mainstream donor community. Drawing on a set of four cases involving public bureaucracies at work under the direction of an innovative state government
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tendler, Judith.
Good government in the tropics.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997
(DLC) 96039215
(OCoLC)35750399
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Tendler
OCLC Number: 948072594
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 221 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Preventive Health: The Case of the Unskilled Meritocracy --
3. The Emergency Employment Program and Its Unlikely Heroes --
4. Frontline Workers and Agricultural Productivity --
5. Small Firms and Large Buyers: Demand-Driven Public Procurement --
6. Civil Servants and Civil Society, Governments Central and Local.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins studies in development.
Responsibility: Judith Tendler.

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Accepting that the problems of governance and state capacity are keeping poor countries from growing and from increasing living standards, this work argues against widely prevailing views about why  Read more...

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"Remarkably refreshing and timely." -- Abdoulaye S. M. Sain, Journal of Developing Areas "The examples are well-presented, and together they weave a logical and forceful argument." -- David Dunham, Read more...

 
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