Public Policy

Political Failure and Bureaucratic Potential in Africa

Using a combination of unique datasets, I turn the recent theories on political failure into testable propositions for how these processes unfold in the African context.

Bureaucracy and the Failure of Politics: Challenges to Democratic Governance

In this article, we argue that the major governance failures are political, not bureaucratic, and the first step to better governance is to recognize the underlying political causes.

Administrative Capacity and Health Care in Africa: Path Dependence as a Contextual Variable

We examine the role of administrative capacity on health outcomes in 36 African nations using the path dependence of being a British colony as the contextual variable.