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    • Constructing, Deconstructing, and Reconstructing Career Civil Service Systems in Latin America 

      Grindle, Merilee Serrill (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2010)
      Patronage—the discretionary allocation of public sector jobs—continues to be a dominant way government is staffed in most Latin American countries and it is proving resistant to the imprecations of public sector reformers. ...
    • Good Governance: The Inflation of an Idea 

      Grindle, Merilee Serrill (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2010)
      Good governance has grown rapidly to become a major ingredient in analyses of what’s missing in countries struggling for economic and political development. Intuitively and in research, good governance is a seductive ...
    • Sanctions, Benefits, and Rights: Three Faces of Accountability 

      Grindle, Merilee Serrill (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2010)
      As countries throughout the world democratize and decentralize, citizen participation in public life should increase. In this paper, I suggest that democratic participation in local government is enhanced when citizens can ...
    • Social Policy in Development: Coherence and Cooperation in the Real World 

      Grindle, Merilee Serrill (School of Government, Harvard University, 2010)
      Ideas about social policy and its role in development have shifted over time, signaling the difficulty of finding clarity in approaches to social investment, poverty alleviation, and equity. In consequence, research and ...