Public Authority

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    #PublicAuthority: What will happen when there is another epidemic? Ebola in Mathiane, Sierra Leone

#PublicAuthority: What will happen when there is another epidemic? Ebola in Mathiane, Sierra Leone

Melissa Parker and Tim Allen discover how long-standing customary forms of governance played a critical role in ending the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

This article is part of the #PublicAuthority blog series, part of the ESRC-funded Centre for Public Authority and International Development. 

‘I acted to save the lives of my people, but what I did will always play on my […]

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    #PublicAuthority: What should the IMF do differently in Fragile States?

#PublicAuthority: What should the IMF do differently in Fragile States?

Duncan Green sets out how the International Monetary Fund can improve its engagement with fragile states.

This article is part of the #PublicAuthority blog series, part of the ESRC-funded Centre for Public Authority and International Development.

I took part in a really interesting discussion about the role of the IMF in fragile states in October 2017. Chatham House rules, so no names, no institutions. The Fund […]

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    #PublicAuthority: The Political Marketplace: Analyzing Political Entrepreneurs and Political Bargaining with a Business Lens

#PublicAuthority: The Political Marketplace: Analyzing Political Entrepreneurs and Political Bargaining with a Business Lens

Alex De Waal demonstrates how the political marketplace framework helps explain four enduring puzzles in contemporary Africa and the Greater Middle East.

This article is part of the #PublicAuthority blog series, part of the ESRC-funded Centre for Public Authority and International Development. 

 

The political marketplace is a contemporary system of governance, characterized by pervasive monetized patronage, in the form of exchange of […]

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    Why Understanding Public Authority in Fragile and Conflict Settings Matters for International Development

Why Understanding Public Authority in Fragile and Conflict Settings Matters for International Development

What is Public authority? And why does it matter that we understand it? Duncan Green discusses the hypothesis behind the new ESRC-funded Centre for Public Authority and International Development.

 

Thomas Hobbes argued that states are essential to guarantee security. In their absence there would be a ‘war of all against all’ in which life would be ‘solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, […]

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