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Bureaucratic process as morris dance: an ethnographic approach to the culture of bureaucracy in Australian aboriginal affairs administration

Sullivan, Patrick


Purpose - Development of Aboriginal communities, particularly in remote Australia is notoriously difficult. Despite formal equality Aborigines in Australia remain materially deprived and suffer ill health, premature mortality and high rates of imprisonment. This paper seeks to explain one aspect of development failure in examining the organisational dynamics of the bureaucracy charged with Aboriginal affairs administration. Design/methodology/approach - This is an ethnographic study of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Critical perspectives on International Business
DOI: 10.1108/17422040810869981


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