Improving Local Government
Outcomes of Comparative Research
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Improving Local Government by Michiel S. de Vries
Book DescriptionLocal governments encounter many problems, and although there is not one panacea that works internationally, this book argues that there are mechanisms to improve local situations. By drawing on case studies from the developing world, the authors review best practices in good governance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230517523
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 9-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michiel S. de Vries
Understanding Public Administration, Hardback (April 2016)
This new introductory text by one of the key individuals working in the area explores the essential themes and issues that are crucial to understanding public administration as a distinct field today.
Value and Virtue in Public Administration, Paperback (October 2011)
A multidisciplinary analysis of the role of values and virtue in public administration, this book calls for a rediscovery of virtue. It explores ways of enabling the public sector to balance the values that are presently dominant with classic values such as accountability, representation, equality, neutrality, transparency and public interest.
Importance of Neglect in Policy-Making, Hardback (January 2010)» View all books by Michiel S. de Vries
De Vries argues that it is possible to explain when and in what direction policy change is likely to occur. He argues that what is neglected at present is likely to become dominant in policies of the near future. With the birth of a new policy generation a convergence towards meeting the dominant value of that generation will become evident.
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Author Biography - Michiel S. de Vries
MICHIEL S. DE VRIES is Professor in Public Administration, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. P.S. REDDY is Professor in the School of Public Administration, University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. M.SHAMSUL HAQUE is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore.
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