Culture and the Quality of Government

  title={Culture and the Quality of Government},
  author={Simon Porcher},
  journal={Public Administration Review},
  • S. Porcher
  • Published 7 October 2019
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration Review

National Culture and Central Bank Transparency

Central banking has been traditionally characterized by mystique and an organizational culture of secrecy. While in recent years there has been a shift towards greater transparency around the globe,

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  • Shin Ae Hong
  • Political Science
    Omics : a journal of integrative biology
  • 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored that systems medicine depends on health systems and services that can respond to planetary health threats in scale and with speed. After 2 years of the pandemic,

Syndemic: A Synergistic Anthropological Approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic

This review describes the relationship between the coronavirus-related pandemic and health inequities. The latter are linked to pre-existing social and economic discriminations in terms of access to

What matters the most in curbing early COVID‐19 mortality? A cross‐country necessary condition analysis

Abstract COVID‐19 represents a turbulent problem: a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous crisis, in which bounded‐rational policymakers may not be able to do everything right, but must do

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Collegiality and efficiency in bureaucracy

This article addresses the relation between the design of regulatory agencies and efficiency, arguing that authority concentrated to a single individual outperforms more collegial decision-making

Culture and COVID-19-related mortality: a cross-sectional study of 50 countries

The results suggests that individualistic societies can navigate well through the pandemic when they are also characterized by low power distance which reflects a low acceptance of inequality within a society.

Governance quality, administrative values and disaster risk management

  • D. Kasdan
  • Business, Political Science
    Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal
  • 2021
PurposeThis study explores the relationships between governance quality and disaster risk in respect to the pillar values of public administration. The objective is to strengthen the focus and

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Good government is vital to human society. But what proximal and distal factors influence this collective goodness perception? Here, we investigate how and why multi-component evaluations by many

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Abstract To understand the extent to which a policy instrument’s early adoption is crucial in crisis management, we leverage unique worldwide data that record the daily evolution of policy mandate



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Do cultural attitudes affect institutions and economic performance? This paper suggests they do. To measure the impact of cultural attitudes we use prevalence rates of the common parasite Toxoplasma

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Comparative public administration, in method and in content, has not successfully integrated with the main field of public administration, to the detriment of both. With globalization and changes in

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  • A. Greif
  • Economics
    Journal of Political Economy
  • 1994
Lacking an appropriate theoretical framework, economists and economic historians have paid little attention to the relations between culture and institutional structure. This limits the ability to

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We argue that a more individualist culture leads to more innovation and to higher growth because of the social status rewards associated with innovation in that culture. We use data on the frequency

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