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Governance: An international journal of policy, administration and institutions

You’ve been warned before

null Beware of simplistic responses to complex problems of government.  That was Merilee Grindle‘s message in the October 2004 issue of Governance.  Grindle argued for “a more nuanced understanding of the evolution of institutions and government capabilities.”  Read the article.  Grindle revisited the subject in 2011, arguing for “situationally determined responses” to governance problems.  Read the article.  In 2010, Matt Andrews also criticized “one best way” approaches to reform.  Read the article.  And in 2011, Richard Allen reviewed Alasdair Roberts’ book The Logic of Discipline, which criticized an approach to legal reform that he called “naïve institutionalism.”  Read the review.

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October 7, 2013 at 2:08 pm

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