Week 9: Development Management. Monica Jacobo-Suarez Peace Medie Brandon Boylan. Golden Oldies. Authors Fred Riggs, Administration in Developing Countries: Theory of the Prismatic Society B.B. Schaffer, “The Deadlock in Development Administration” Malcolm Wallis, Bureaucracy.
Development administration is the distinction of
administration for development programs,
policies, and plans in those political systems in
which there are unusually extensive needs, few
resources, and severe obstacles to meeting needs
Difficulty of change and inadequacy of progress of administrative conditions
Advocacy of more management analysis, competent management, & managers
The paradox is only too clear: on the one hand a search for change via
administrative means, on the other a suspicion, a dissatisfaction, a distrust of
administration, and at times a specifically anti-administrative position” (p.185).
Purpose: To provide a model to properly understand public administration in developing countries