Title

The administration of development in emergent nations. The problems in the Caribbean

Department

Business Administration

Document Type

Article

Publication Source

Public Administration and Development

Publication Date

1983-01-01

Volume

3

Issue

1

First Page

49

Last Page

59

Abstract

The conduct of development administration in Commonwealth Caribbean countries is hindered by weaknesses in government, and, on the basis of many years experience, Dr. Hope points to four approaches to reform which are currently favoured. Changing the nature of political leadership; reasserting the importance of an independent instrumental administration through greater attention to manpower planning, training and staff development; similarly extending the scope of administrative action by achieving a decentralization of authority from political ministers to local professional administators acting with the public; and participatory democracy with a reduced role for professional administration are four approaches with parallels in other parts of the world. The author points, however, to distinctive features in the Caribbean and argues that the small size of the states creates particular problems and challenges. Copyright © 1983 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

DOI

10.1002/pad.4230030105

https://doi.org/10.1002/pad.4230030105

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