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Description - The Changing Role of Government by Richard Batley

Batley and Larbi examine how governments of developing countries are organized to deliver public services. The book is based on comparative international studies of four service sectors: health care, urban water, business promotion and agricultural marketing. Governments everywhere are being driven to adopt an 'indirect' approach managing, contracting and regulating public agencies or private partners, rather than providing services directly. It questions how governments are responding and whether this approach is appropriate to the capacities of developing countries.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333736173
ISBN-10: 0333736176
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 260
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 25-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard Batley

Richard Batley is Professor of Development Administration in the International Development Department of the School of Public Policy, The University of Birmingham. His research interests are in governance, service delivery and urban policy in India, Latin America and Africa. George Larbi is Senior Lecturer in Public Sector Management and Governance in the International Development Department at the University of Birmingham. He works on new approaches to public management, service delivery and governance. He has experience in Africa, the UK and Kazakhstan. He is Assistant Editor of the journal Public Administration and Development.

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