I found that this article may help guide me towards certain goals in this class, because of the number of pathways of potential research. In that, I mean that it did a good job setting up the current state at which research is in the field of bureaucracies. It set up the positions of both Weber and Wilson thoroughly yet concisely near the beginning of the paper then continued to, I’ll say, compare them against the findings of less renown research. Following that, the paper goes on to explain how current research could be expanded uppon. Specifically what I found interesting is the different levels of embeddedness in the East Asian countries, referencing two authors: Lipsky and Evans. I think it would be interesting to bring that sort of evaluation of embeddedness to countries in other regions.
Four sentence summary of ‘What is Governance’ by Fukuyama
Fukuyama defines Governance as the function of an executive branch of a state, and it is measured in 4 ways. The first measurement is Procedural, or how it the state functions: defined through 10 conditions. The second is the capacity of the state, principally measured by how well the state can extract taxes. The third is the outcomes of the stat’s actions, and the forth is how much autonomy individuals who work in the state have.
Ben Bricio is a sophomore at Davidson college