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Working PaperParty system institutionalization and reliance on personal income tax: Exploring the relationship using new data
This paper explores the effect of party system institutionalization on the reliance of tax systems on the personal income tax...Income tax fiscal capacity Bureaucracy
Working PaperA New Institutionalist Analysis on Emerging Donorship: Explaining the Rise of the Knowledge Dimension in the South Korean Aid Regime
This study aims to provide a neo-institutional explanation of why South Korea increasingly intends to share its developmental experience with the rest of the world...Advertising Bureaucracy Economic assistance and foreign aid
Working PaperIndustrial Policy in Practice: Africa’s Presidential Investors’ Advisory Councils
Recent writing on industrial policy stresses the need for coordination between the public and private sectors...Bureaucracy Economic assistance and foreign aid Industrial policy
Working PaperExplaining Positive Deviance in Public Sector Reforms in Development
Public sector reforms are commonplace in developing countries. Much of the literature about these reforms reflects on their failures...Bureaucracy Economic development Economic growth
Working PaperLiberia’s Gender-Sensitive Police Reform: Starting from Scratch? Improving Representation and Responsiveness
After its 14-year civil war, Liberia worked with multiple donors and partners to restore security...Bureaucracy Crime Economic assistance and foreign aid
Book ChapterRekindling Governments from Within: Getting Public Sector Elite Officials to Support Government Reform in Brazil
From the book: The Role of Elites in Economic DevelopmentBureaucracy Public administration Decision making (Public administration)
Working PaperRekindling Governments from Within: Getting Public Sector Elite Officials to Support Government Reform in Brazil
This paper shows how an elite cadre of public sector officials played a key role in the success of administrative reforms in Brazil’s state tax administration bureaus in the 1990s...Bureaucracy Public administration Decision making (Public administration)
BlogThe Ambiguity of Bureaucracy
by John Toye Is bureaucracy a vital institution that has to be built up by poor countries in pursuit of economic development?...Bureaucracy Political science
Book ChapterModern Bureaucracy
From the book: Institutional Change and Economic DevelopmentBureaucracy Sociological aspects (Economics) Institutional economics
Working PaperModern Bureaucracy
Max Weber believed that bureaucracy could be understood by analysing its ideal-typical characteristics, and that these characteristics would become more pervasive as the modern age advanced...Bureaucracy Sociological aspects (Economics) Institutional economics
Book ChapterBureaucratic Form and the Informal Economy
From the book: Linking the Formal and Informal EconomyBureaucracy Democracy Informal sector (Economics)
Working PaperFormal Bureaucracy and the Emergent Forms of the Informal Economy
The following essay has three parts. The first is a story about fluctuations in the balance of the relationship between impersonal and personal principles of social organization...Bureaucracy Democracy Informal sector (Economics)
Book ChapterDecentralization, Local Bureaucracies and Service Delivery in Uganda
From the book: Reforming Africa's InstitutionsBureaucracy Democratization Institutional economics
Working PaperDecentralization, Local Bureaucracies and Service Delivery in Uganda
Following close to two decades of political distress and economic decline, Uganda embarked, in the mid 1980s, on far-reaching reforms under Yoweri Museveni’s National Resistance Movement...Bureaucracy Democratization Institutional economics
Working PaperA Review of Social Policy Implementation in Nigeria with Emphasis on Education
This paper presents a brief history of social services provision in Nigeria with special reference to education...Bureaucracy Central planning Education