This book addresses the problems of administrative reform in Third World countries by examining recent reform efforts in Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela. It discusses the politics of administrative change and the interaction of the political and technical dimensions of reform in the three countries.
Part I: Introduction 1. Contemporary Administrative Reforms: the Experts and the Politicians 2. Contemporary Reforms: The Latin American Experience Part II: Case Studies 3. A Comparative Overview 4. Peru: Administrative Reform and Political Revolution 5. Venezuela: The Reformer's Reform 6. Colombia: Institutionalized Reform Part III: Conclusion 7. Administrative Reform and Administrative Development: Possibilities and Constraints