Recent Submissions

  • Introduction 

    Murray, Robin (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1992)
  • Gender and Administration 

    Goetz, Anne Marie (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1992)
    Summary Public administration in development has been a poor instrument for implementing gender policies. Rural development administration in particular has tended to be indifferently accountable to female ‘publics’ in ...
  • The Self?Deceiving State 

    Chambers, Robert (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1992)
    Summary While change accelerates in rural conditions in the South, professionalism and bureaucracy are buffered against change. In their top?down mode they produce and promote standard programmes, packages and technologies. ...
  • Public Sector Organization: Where next? 

    Mars, Theodor Friedrich (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1992)
    Summary This paper is about the three major neo?liberal innovations in public sector organization of the 1980s: ‘regulatory’ agencies to eliminate deviant behaviour generated by market failure; the mechanisms for contracting ...
  • Structures and Networks in the British Health Service Reforms 

    Mackintosh, Maureen (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1992)
    Summary The current British health service reforms are an example of public service reorganization based on ‘public choice’ theoretical assumptions. This article examines the logic of these reforms, considered as a model ...
  • How to make ‘Street Level’ Bureaucracies Work Better: India and Korea 

    Wade, Robert (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1992)
    Summary The ‘new economics of organization’, with its picture of bureaucracies as aggregates of dyadic contracts between ‘principals’ and ‘agents’, finds it difficult to explain why departments of police, education, health, ...
  • NGOs: The Case of RDRS in Bangladesh 

    Batkin, Andy (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1992)
    Summary This article analyses the structure and organization of RDRS, one of the largest rural development NGOs in Bangladesh. RDRS's Comprehensive Project works with 120,000 households, through small groups of about 15, ...
  • Competition and Pluralism in Public Bureaucracies 

    Moore, Mick (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1992)
    Summary The use of structured competition for resources as a way of improving the performance of public sector agencies is relatively new and has so far been confined mainly to industrial countries. The type of competition ...
  • Towards a Flexible State 

    Murray, Robin (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1992)
    Summary This article considers innovations in public service organization in the light of recent changes in corporate organization. It argues that many criticisms of the traditional state are criticisms of a mechanical ...