Institutional Reforms in the Public Sector: What Did We Learn? Vol: 22

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11 Oct 2012
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
300 pages - 156 x 234 x 30mm
Research in Public Policy Analysis and Management
What does it take to design effective government institutions and sustain positive changes? What have we learnt about the attempts to deliberately design and redesign public sector institutions in different countries? What works and what doesn't, and why? What happens when reforms fail? This book looks at what the existing academic literature tells us about these questions, and intends to answer these questions to generate and define theoretical and practical knowledge about deliberate (vs. evolutionary) public sector institutional change. It analyzes lessons from changes implemented by international development agencies working to reform public sector institutions in developing countries over the last five decades. The book details reforms in one such country; Kyrgyzstan, one of the more diligent nations in undertaking donor-guided reforms since its independence in 1991. It then presents a conceptual framework and analytical tools essential for understanding the processes used in deliberate institutional change, and in planning for and implementing institutional reform.
Preface. Chapter 1 Introduction. Chapter 2 Overview of the First Wave of Institutional Reforms in the 1950s–1960s: Development Through Administrative Modernization. Chapter 3 Overview of the Second Wave of Reforms in the 1980s and Early 1990s: The Market as the New Driver of Development. Chapter 4 Overview of the Third Wave of Institutional Reforms Since 1997: Government as a Facilitator of Good Governance. Chapter 5 Lessons and Myths in Donor-Promoted Public Sector Institutional Reforms. Chapter 6 Kyrgyzstan's Governance Institutions at the Start of Reforms. Chapter 7 Overview of Kyrgyzstan's Public Sector Institutional Reforms from 1991 to 2011. Chapter 8 Governance Institutions in Kyrgyzstan After 20 Years of Reforms. Chapter 9 Review of the Relevant Literature on Institutions and Institutional Change. Chapter 10 Analytical Tools and Propositions for Institutional Change. Chapter 11 Conclusion. References. Appendix 1 for Chapter 1. Appendix 2 for Chapter 1. Appendix 3 for Chapter 8. List of Tables and Figures. About the Author. Institutional Reforms in the Public Sector: What did we Learn?. Research in public policy analysis and management. Research in public policy analysis and management. Copyright page.

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