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Journal Article

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New Forms of Public Administration

Published on 1 October 1992

One of the least contentious issues in post war development thinking was the form of public administration. There were disputes about the boundaries between public and private, but not about how the public sector should be run.

Most newly independent states adopted a model based closely on metropolitan and colonial forms of administration, or, in the case of socialist countries, on the Soviet system. What is striking are the similarities between capitalist and socialist forms of administration, and the common influences which shaped them – earlier absolutist regimes on the one hand, and modern business organization on the other.

Editors

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Anne Marie Goetz

Emeritus Fellow

Image of Robert Chambers
Robert Chambers

Research Associate

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Mick Moore

Professorial Fellow

Publication details

published by
IDS
authors
Murray, R. et al.
editors
Robin Murray
journal
IDS Bulletin, volume 23, issue 4
isbn
0265 5012

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