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Anders, Gerhard (2010). In the shadow of good governance : an ethnography of civil service reform in Africa. Leiden: Brill.

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In the Shadow of Good Governance traces the implementation of the good governance agenda in Malawi from the loan documents signed by the representatives of the government and the Brettown Woods institutions to the individual experiences of civil servants who responded in unforeseen ways to the reform measures. Ethnographic evidence gathered in government offices, neighbourhoods and the private homes of civil servants living in Malawi's urban and peri-urban areas undermines the common perception of a disconnect between state institutions and society in Africa. Instead, the book presents a comprehensive analysis of civil servants' attempts to negotiate the effects of civil service reform and economic crisis at the turn of the 21st century.

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Item Type:Monograph
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:390 Customs, etiquette & folklore
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
790 Sports, games & entertainment
Deposited On:09 Feb 2011 13:58
Last Modified:07 Jun 2016 07:33
Series Name:Afrika-Studiecentrum Series
Number of Pages:170
Additional Information:Anders, Gerhard. - In the shadow of good governance : an ethnography of civil service reform in Africa / by Gerhard Anders. - Leiden : Brill, 2010
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