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Description - Development Administration in the Caribbean by Judith-Ann Walker

A detailed and historical account of both theory and practice, this book attempts to make sense of the loose and little understood field of development administration. The book focuses on development administration over 40 years and identifies key attributes of public bureaucracy which are associated with bureaucratic performance. The associations between bureaucracy's attributes and performance are employed in explaining development differences between Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago over the period 1960-1995. Associations are explored at the macro level through aggregate data and at the micro level through case studies of the Industrial Development Corporations (IDCs), associated with economic growth, and the Ministry of Education, associated with women's empowerment. The study establishes clear patterns of associations in the empirical cases and explores the implications of these findings for the theory of development administration.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333987193
ISBN-10: 0333987195
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 21mm)
Pages: 274
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 22-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Judith-Ann Walker

JUDITH-ANN WALKER is a University Lecturer and Consultant Partner to USAID, Development Research and Projects Consultants, Nigeria.