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The Resource When democracies deliver : governance reform in Latin America, Katherine Bersch

When democracies deliver : governance reform in Latin America, Katherine Bersch

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When democracies deliver : governance reform in Latin America
Title
When democracies deliver
Title remainder
governance reform in Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Bersch
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why do governance reforms in developing democracies so often fail, and when might they succeed? When Democracies Deliver offers a dynamic framework for assessing the effectiveness and durability of policy change. Drawing on detailed analyses of public sector reforms in Brazil and Argentina, this book challenges conventional wisdom to reveal that incremental changes sequenced over time prove more effective in promoting accountability, increasing transparency, and strengthening institutions than comprehensive overhauls pushed through by political will. Developing an innovative theory that integrates cognitive-psychological insights about decision making with research on institutional change, Katherine Bersch shows how political and organizational factors can shape reform strategies and information processing. Through extensive interviews and field research, Bersch traces how two competing strategies have determined the different trajectories of institutions responsible for government contracting in health care and transportation. When Democracies Deliver offers a fresh insight on the perils of powering and the benefits of gradual reform"--
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Bersch, Katherine
Index
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Public administration
  • Public administration
  • Transparency in government
  • Transparency in government
  • Government accountability
  • Government accountability
  • Health care reform
  • Health care reform
  • Transportation and state
  • Transportation and state
Label
When democracies deliver : governance reform in Latin America, Katherine Bersch
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: The Varied Advances in Quality of Governance -- 2. The Merits of Problem Solving over Powering -- 3. An Explanation of Reform Type -- 4. Transportation in Argentina: Powering (Re-)Creates Crisis -- 5. Transportation in Brazil: Powering Curtailed, Problem Solving Inches Forward -- 6. Health in Argentina: Impeded Powering Fosters Problem Solving -- 7. Health in Brazil: Problem-Solving Success -- 8. Theoretical Conclusions and Comparative Perspectives
Control code
on1045177337
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 226 pages
Isbn
9781108472272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1045177337
Label
When democracies deliver : governance reform in Latin America, Katherine Bersch
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: The Varied Advances in Quality of Governance -- 2. The Merits of Problem Solving over Powering -- 3. An Explanation of Reform Type -- 4. Transportation in Argentina: Powering (Re-)Creates Crisis -- 5. Transportation in Brazil: Powering Curtailed, Problem Solving Inches Forward -- 6. Health in Argentina: Impeded Powering Fosters Problem Solving -- 7. Health in Brazil: Problem-Solving Success -- 8. Theoretical Conclusions and Comparative Perspectives
Control code
on1045177337
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 226 pages
Isbn
9781108472272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1045177337

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