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Public Choices And Policy Change: The Political Economy Of Reform In Developing Countries
Public Choices And Policy Change: The Political Economy Of Reform In Developing Countries
By Merilee S. Grindle and John W. Thomas
The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991, 222 pp

This work looks not so much at the obstacles to reform as the ways to get around them through imaginative management. The proper setting of an agenda for action, the process of making decisions and the implementation of reform are all analyzed in depth. The authors, at the Harvard Institute for International Development, have written a book for professionals. One wonders what a similar book would say with respect to one nation that most needs reform, the Soviet Union.