Apr
3
Thu 12:30 PM

Colloquium: Erin Metz McDonnell, University of Notre Dame

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When: Thursday, April 3, 2014
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM  
Where: Parkes Hall, Parkes Hall, 222
1870 Sheridan Road  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Contact: Julia A Harris-Sacony   18474912698  
Group: Sociology Department
Category: Lectures & Meetings
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Erin Metz McDonnell presents:

"Subcultural Bureaucracy & the Patchwork Leviathan:
Understanding State Capacity in the Global South."

Erin's research focuses on governance and development in comparative perspective, with an emphasis on African states. She is particularly interested in fusing cultural and organizational approaches to understanding state strength. Her book manuscript, Subcultural Bureaucracy, examines niches of effective governance within  conventionally weak states in low-income countries. It combines both international comparative approaches and in-depth case study of state administration in Ghana, arguing that there is important variation in administrative capacity within states, and further, that the conditions that support emergent cultures of Weberian-style bureaucracy--in places like Ghana--are quite different from those associated with the hegemonic bureaucratic administration familiar in the West.