High-level Political Appointments in the Philippines

High-level Political Appointments in the Philippines

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This book questions the belief that patronage explains poor governance and weak organizations. Its focus is on high-level political appointees in the Philippines, but its implications for development processes and policy are far-reaching. Patronage stimulates the emergence of democracy and welfare, and constitutes formal organizations. So intimately connected is it with the health of democracy and effective organizations that attempts to eradicate patronage only harm social, organizational and democratic life. In developed societies this has meant a growing Puritanism interspersed with bouts of corruption and moral panic; and, as they seek to maintain effective organizations and vibrant democracies, a mounting desire to project their own anxieties and imperfections onto developing countries.appointment and promotion of civil servants according to this principle that defines a professional civil service. ... conferred by, say, the Philippine bar or one of the several bodies licensed by the government to grant professional qualifications. ... as practicable by competitive examsa#39; and that a#39;no officer and employee in the civil service shall be removed or suspended except for cause as provided by lawa#39;.


Title:High-level Political Appointments in the Philippines
Author: Rupert Hodder
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-10-08
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