Professionalism, participation and the public good : issues of arbitration in development management and the critique of the neo-populist approach

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Conference paper argues that participation can leave decision making largely in the hands of middle class elements and not with the peasant mass. Participatory approaches also favour the internationalisation of authority, diluting standards of national accountability. The approaches are based on a hierarchy of values and attitudes and not on the promotion of a truly representative democracy.

Public Sector Management for the Next Century
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Manchester, 29 June - 2 July, 1997