Recent Submissions

  • Editorial Introduction 

    Brett, E. A. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1988)
  • Adjustment and the State: The Problem of Administrative Reform 

    Brett, E. A. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1988)
    Summary Summary Administrative structures in LDCs are widely regarded as inefficient, authoritarian and corrupt; a major obstacle to economic and political reform. This article sets out to review the general debate ...
  • Administrative Reforms in Post?Mao China 

    White, Gordon (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1988)
    Summary Summary The reform of what is seen as an inefficient and overpoliticised administration is now seen as an essential complement to the ongoing process of administrative reform in China. This article looks at ...
  • State Capacity and Economic Development: the Case of Côte d'Ivoire 

    Crook, Richard C. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1988)
    Summary Summary The Ivory Coast is one of the few tropical African countries to have maintained both political stability and sustained economic growth since independence. The “Ivorian miracle” is often explained in ...
  • The Secrets of African Managerial Success 

    Leonard, David K. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1988)
    Summary Summary It has become customary to despair at the quality of African public sector management, and to attribute the problem to an inhospitable social and political context. Yet we can discover success stories ...
  • The Post-Colonial State: Crisis and Reconstruction 

    Beckman, Björn (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1988)
    Left, right and centre bemoan the failure of the African state. This article challenges their analysis which is not based upon an adequate analysts of the changes in social forces and processes that are involved. It ...
  • Bureaucratic Reversals and Local Diversity 

    Chambers, Robert (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1988)
    Summary Summary Normal bureaucracy tends to centralise, standardise and simplify, and to serve better those people and places that are less poor and more accessible. Field bureaucracies have done well (a) where simple ...
  • Restructuring the Capitalist Labour Process: Implications for Administrative Reform 

    Kaplinsky, Raphael (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1988)
    Summary Summary Administrative reform in the state and parastatal sectors is now increasingly influenced by changes in working practices taking place in the most advanced firms in the private sector. Here, arguably ...
  • Plunder without Danger: Avoiding Responsibility in Rural Works Administration in Bangladesh 

    Wood, Geoffrey D. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1988)
    Summary Summary Aid donors generally fund projects which are administered by local state approaches. Characteristically there is a gap between the expectations and intentions of the donors and those of the politicians ...