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Comparative governance: prospects and lessons

Bevir, Mark; Rhodes, Roderick; Weller, Patrick Moray


This article revisits the country case studies and seeks to answer two questions. What are the strengths and weaknesses of an interpretive approach? What lessons can we draw from our analysis of public sector reform? To assess an interpretive approach, we discuss: the issues raised in identifying beliefs; the meaning of explanation; how to select traditions; the shift from prediction to informed conjecture and policy advice as storytelling. To assess the lessons, we outline our preferred story...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Administration


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