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MASU presents: Rachel Sigman

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Rachel Sigman on: Politicized or Professional? Public Sector Organizations in Competitive African Democracies 

Rachel Sigman, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, Syracuse University

Why, in similar political contexts, are some bureaucracies politicized and others more professional?  This talk will examine varying effects of political competition on public organizations in Benin and Ghana.  Using data from an original survey of over 500 public sector employees in each country and interviews with politicians and public managers, the talk will discuss the importance of party organizations and private sector development in mediating the relationship between political competition and bureaucratic professionalism.

Open to the public. 

Sponsored by the Maxwell African Scholars Union at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

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To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.