Calendar


SES # TOPICS

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Introduction

2-3

I. What drives organizational behavior?

4

II. Street-level bureaucrats (SLBs)

5-7

IIB. SLBs, firms, and regulatory advances in the workplace

Special session with Roberto Pires, DUSP International Development Group dissertation researcher

"Stateless" compliance? Global firms, NGOs, and voluntarism

8-9

III. Planning thinking, models, critiques

Special session with Professor Bish Sanyal, DUSP International Development Group, and Director of DUSP Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies

Public management reforms, models and case studies--some assessments

10-11

IV. Decentralized service delivery, the state, and NGOs

Special session with Professor Melani Cammett, Brown University Political Science, and Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

12-15

V. Organizations and their environments

International donors: their environments, their outcomes

16-17

VI. Politicians and clientelism: what are the impacts on service delivery?

Special session with Professor Merilee Grindle, JFK School, and Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University

18-20

VII. Back to organizations

Redundancy, overlap, and duplication

Inter-agency collaboration, competition, or neither? Competition (as vs. collaboration)

21-25

VIII. Decentralized service delivery, the state, and NGOs (continued)

From rich to poor countries, international vs. local NGOs vs. local governments

Special session with Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner, MIT Political Science dissertation researcher

Provision of services: public, private, or both?

The growth of consultants to the public and nonprofit sectors

Civil society, NGOs, and democracy: when genuine, when not

26

Student presentations