Politics, bureaucracy and business in developmental reform
How do relations among political, administrative, and business leaders shape developmental reforms? And what factors affect this interaction?
A country's development trajectory seems to depend partly – sometimes significantly – on the nature of the relations between the private sector, bureaucrats, and political elites. This research project aims to develop a framework for understanding how different types of relationships among the three groups of actors affect reform processes. It also examines what factors influence how the political, bureaucratic, and business spheres interact, and the implications of different types of relationships for external actors seeking to support developmental reform.
The research will involve empirical studies of political, bureaucratic and business relations in different development contexts, including in Myanmar.
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