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Rondinelli, Dennis A.

Works: 177 works in 513 publications in 2 languages and 11,449 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Other, Publishing director, Redactor, Author of introduction
Classifications: HD82, 338.90068
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Most widely held works by Dennis A Rondinelli
Decentralizing governance : emerging concepts and practices( )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Assesses the emerging concepts of decentralization (devolution, empowerment, capacity building, and democratic governance) in different contexts and regions. Details the factors driving the movement, including political changes such as the fall of the Iron Curtain and the ascendance of democracy; economic factors such as globalization and outsourcing; and technological advances"--Provided by publisher
Urban and regional development planning : policy and administration by Dennis A Rondinelli( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 2019 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely accepted principles and assumptions of American planning theory come under heavy fire in this refreshing and provocative book. The author's main contention is that, contrary to current supposition, development planning is, in practice, a highly political activity. Professor Rondinelli maintains that it is because the dynamics of the policy-making process are not properly understood that current planning prescriptions are inadequate when they are applied within organizationally complex urban regions. To illustrate his argument, he offers a case history of federally aided redevelopment programs for an urban region in northeastern Pennsylvania that experienced three decades of economic decline. He further believes that existing programs of planning education do not provide the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary for effective management of urban change. Curricula must be reoriented, he says, if planners are to have an impact on future urban and regional development. Finally, he sets forth positive alternatives to current planning processes, stressing the need for planning theory and practice that recognize and cope with the characteristics of the complex policy-making system
Development projects as policy experiments : an adaptive approach to development administration by Dennis A Rondinelli( Book )

36 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complexity of the development process calls for an adaptive approach for assistance programmes which rely on strategic planning, responsiveness and experimentation and decision-making processes that join learning with action
Secondary cities in developing countries : policies for diffusing urbanization by Dennis A Rondinelli( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and Malay and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decentralizing Governance : Concepts and Practices by G. Shabbir Cheema( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trend toward greater decentralization of governance activities, now accepted as commonplace in the West, has become a worldwide movement. Todays world demands flexibility, adaptability, and the autonomy to bring those qualities to bear. In this thought-provoking book, the first in a new series on Innovations in Governance, experts in government and public management trace the evolution and performance of decentralization concepts, from the transfer of authority within government to the sharing of power, authority, and responsibilities among broader governance institutions. The contributor
Beyond reconstruction in Afghanistan : lessons from development experience by John D Montgomery( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interaction of failed states, terrorism and the need for "nation building" is at the top of the international agenda, with particular focus on Afghanistan and Iraq. This path breaking collection brings together top analysts to examine the goals and challenges facing efforts to reconstruct states that have collapsed into anarchy or have been defeated in war, drawing lessons from 50 years of past experience with post-conflict reconstruction and development around the world to assess development plans in a country devastated by more than a century of conflict. While the focus is on Afghanistan, important comparisons-including to reconstruction after the American Civil War-provide historical context and lessons of difficulties to overcome and realistic limitations of ambitions. Throughout, particular attention is paid to the interaction of the goals of external and domestic actors, highlighting the importance of understanding the internal social, economic, and political environment of the society receiving assistance
Development administration and U.S. foreign aid policy by Dennis A Rondinelli( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization and change in Asia( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Globalization and Change in Asia explores three decades of adjustment on the part of governments, civil society, and the private sector to the complex new forces of international competition. Recognizing that the benefits of globalization have not accrued equally to all Asian countries, or to all stratums of society, the authors seek lessons that can help shape development policy to effect the greatest good. Thus, they focus on the essential ingredients of the most broadly successful globalization strategies - strategies that can most optimally respond to the economic, social, and technological challenges that lay ahead."--Jacket
Reinventing government for the twenty-first century : state capacity in a globalizing society by Dennis A Rondinelli( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title explores the issues involved in preparing governments throughout the world for the challenges of globalization. Governments that seek to participate in and benefit from a world becoming more integrated and interdependent must reinvent their structures and processes
Applied methods of regional analysis : the spatial dimensions of development policy by Dennis A Rondinelli( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2020 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reflects a large number of intellectual debts that I owe to friends and colleagues. The concepts and methods described here were developed and tested in field projects funded by the United States Agency for International Development. Eric Chetwynd, Jr., played a central role in the Urban Functions in Rural Development (UFRD) projects on which the book is based. Without his advocacy, interest and support for nearly a decade, the projects could not have been undertaken
Urbanization and rural development : a spatial policy for equitable growth by Dennis A Rondinelli( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Achieving equitable growth: spatial integration and development policy; A spatial framework for integrated development; The roles of spatial centers in national development; Simulating the rural economy: technical components of policy implementation; Strengthening local organization and services; National political and administrative support; Urbanization and rural development: transforming spatial structures in developing nations
Planning education reforms in developing countries : the contingency approach by Dennis A Rondinelli( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on education improvement programs in developing countries, this book offers a set of guidelines for applying contingency theory in planning such projects and for selecting appropriate management strategies to implement them. The success of people-centered development programs depends on planners' ability to tailor services to different groups' particular needs and changing people's behavior so that they may more effectively help themselves. The first chapter reviews experience with education improvement plans funded by international assistance organizations such as the World Bank, identifies education innovation characteristics, and traces their implications for selecting project management strategies. Chapter 2 reviews contingency theory, and chapter 3 describes an operational framework for using it to analyze the management requirements of a project and the management capacity of implementing agencies. The next four chapters thoroughly discuss the main elements of contingency analysis, including the environment, task innovation, cultural values, management structures, and organizational structures. The final chapter shows how planners can use the results of these analyses to develop management capacity in organizations that will carry out educational reforms and to modify project and program designs to increase the chances for success. (134 references) (MLH)
Decentralization and development : policy implementation in developing countries by United Nations Centre for Regional Development( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Privatization and economic reform in Central Europe : the changing business climate( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The process of economic restructuring is especially important and particularly complex in Central Europe, where Poland, Hungary, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Slovenia, and other independent states of former Yugoslavia are struggling to transform themselves from socialist to market economies. Each country faces equally complex challenges, however, in creating a new business climate that will nourish domestic enterprise and attract investments by multinational corporations. These challenges include: (1) privatizing state-owned enterprises that have dominated the economies of socialist countries; (2) developing public policies and programs that support the private sector, especially small- and medium-scale enterprises; (3) decentralizing the state administrative structure to allow regional and local governments to play a more active role in providing public services and supporting private enterprise; and (4) restructuring industry, agriculture, and services in order to diversify and reinvigorate the economic base (including infrastructure) of regions surrounding cities that are still dominated by heavy (and now largely obsolescent) manufacturing industries. This book surveys the situation in Central Europe during the early period of transition in the early 1990s when governments in all four countries were experimenting with privatization and economic reform. The authors assess how privatization and economic reform policies have changed the business climate in this important region of the world. The editor provides an overview of economic reforms in Central European countries, offers a framework by which to compare them, describes the approaches to privatization their governments adopted, and identifies the problems and challenges that each country faces in attempting to create a market-oriented economy
Decentralization in developing countries : a review of recent experience by Dennis A Rondinelli( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planning development projects by Dennis A Rondinelli( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great policies : strategic innovations in Asia and the Pacific Basin by Dennis A Rondinelli( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book describes 11 "great policies" - strategic innovations designed to deal with problems that transcend normal boundaries of government action. Examples range from the Marshall Plan in the U.S. to the "reverse brain-drain" policy in China, and from the financing of land reform by the distribution of industrial bonds in Taiwan to exploration of community natural resource management in Latin America. These actions did not emerge incrementally from existing policies, but represented departures from conventional organizations and sectoral responsibilities. Although such strategic innovations are rare, these examples suggest that when they occur, they are recognizably different from policies that develop incrementally. They create new paradigms of public action, they generate new expectations and demands, and they require extraordinary processes of implementation. Such "mega-policies" imply the possibility of developing transferable lessons from otherwise unique cases. These "mega-policies" range from economic growth strategies to social initiatives and from international economic transactions to technical exchanges. This work will be of great interest to scholars and policy makers involved with economic and social change, and Asian/Pacific and Third World Studies."--BOOK JACKET
Market reform in Vietnam : building institutions for development by Jennie I Litvack( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The editors and their contributors address issues of institutional development as the key to continuing Vietnam's successful transition to a market economy and to improve the welfare of its people. Among this book's themes are the need to clearly define the complementary roles of the public and private sectors, and the need to strengthen the government's capacity to perform its unique functions effectively. Economic policies that provide the incentives for investment and production are a necessary, but not sufficient, component of the development process. This volume clearly shows that what is going on in Vietnam is relevant to most developing countries, and that these processes are of crucial concern to international businesspeople."--Jacket
Urban services in developing countries : public and private roles in urban development by Dennis A Rondinelli( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now updated with the addition of a new concluding chapter covering the election and initial performance of the Balladur Government, Developments in French Politics provides a comprehensive and broad ranging analysis of the political system and its evolution during the Mitterand presidency
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Beyond reconstruction in Afghanistan : lessons from development experience
The challenges of restoring governance in crisis and post-conflict countries 7th Global Forum on Reinventing Government, Building Trust in Government, 26-29 June 2007, Vienna, AustriaDevelopment projects as policy experiments : an adaptive approach to development administrationBeyond reconstruction in Afghanistan : lessons from development experienceGlobalization and change in AsiaReinventing government for the twenty-first century : state capacity in a globalizing societyGreat policies : strategic innovations in Asia and the Pacific BasinMarket reform in Vietnam : building institutions for development
Alternative Names
Dennis A. Rondinelli académico estadounidense

Dennis A. Rondinelli académicu estauxunidense (1943–2007)

Dennis A. Rondinelli American academic

Dennis A. Rondinelli Amerikaans academicus (1943-2007)

Dennis A. Rondinelli scoláire Meiriceánach

Rondinelli, Dennis

Rondinelli, Dennis 1943-

Rondinelli, Dennis R.

دينيس ايه روندينيللى

론디넬리, 데니스 A. 1943-2007

English (258)

Malay (1)