2. Introducing the Bulgarian Realists; I've become a passionate collector of Bulgarian paintings in the last couple of years - mainly those working in the early/mid 20th century. There is no book available in French, German or English on this period. So I have published this small booklet on the subject for the visitor which introduces 150 painters and contains a CD with some 900 paintings - and updated it here http://publicadminreform.webs.com/key%20papers/Bul%20Realists%20Oct%202016.pdf
4. The Longgame - not the logframe - why the EC's Backbone strategy for TA doesn't measure up; in which I critique the ongoing EC attempt to improve its Technical Cooperation work - at least in the area of administrative reform in non-accession countries - and suggest that we don't (any of us) have much of a clue about how to make government work for people in most ex-communist countries
6. Learning from Experience I learn a lot during my projects and have this urge to share with others. This is a 100 page booklet which shares some of the lessons frrom a recent project in which training was supposed to help build adminsitrative capacity
9. Chinese administrative Reform in perspective; a revisionist assessment and 2011 briefing; one of my provocations - written for anyone involved in discussions about Chinese PAR; giving 12 ways their system impacted on me; challenging the way we normally portray Western systems; and giving a lot of reading recommendations - all based on my brief involvement as Team Leader for a major project of EC Technical Assistance.
10. In Transit - Part One The first section of the book I wrote a decade ago for young Central European reformers. I find it stands up pretty well to the test of time (I've updated the chapter on admin reform - see paper on Chinese Admin Reform. Papers 8 and 50 are based on later chapters of the book
11. Training that works!! This paper extracts some lessons from the work I have done in the last decade - particularly in Kyrgyzstan and Bulgaria. Even altho I say it myself - it is one of best papers on the subject.
15. Democracy, Bernard, it must be stopped! Not one of my papers but some "tongue in cheek" advice from the retiring Sir Humphrey (of "Yes Minister") to the young colleague who inherits his position. Quite brilliant! By Anthony Jay
17. Overview of PAR in transition countries This is the paper I drafted for the European Agency for Reconstruction after the staff retreat the EAR Director invited me to speak at in June 2006 in Skopje, Macedonia. The best papers are always written after the event!
22. Some googlebooks I 've selected from the books (or rather book excerpts) which googlebook offer, some of the more interesting for this site. It's a bit of a lucky dip. Just click a title reference - and you access the googlebook!
25. Missionaries, Mercenaries or witch doctors? Some critical thoughts about "developing administrative capacity" from inside the machinery of technical assistance This was the stage my critique had developed by 2007.
30. Reflections on 40 years of trying to change bureaucracy This is a very personal piece addressed to younger people about what I think I've learned from the endeavours I;ve been so lucky to be involved in. It's a work "in progress" - and still needs considerable editing!
40. Towards Public Administration as a humanistic discipline - a humanistic manifesto by Eugenie Sabier; a marvellous overview of the discpline with a strong plea for the sort of change I've been calling for on my blog at nomadron
42.Roadmap for Local Government in Kyrgyzstan; this is a long doc (117 pages) will take some time to download. I enjoyed pulling out this metaphor - and developing and using (in workshops) the diagram at pages 76-77
45. What can systems thinking offer the public sector? This is a first draft - stimulated by John Seddon's critique of the UK reform regime. The systems approach to organisations has been in and out of fashion for the past 40 years. It is time for a definitive statement of its promise for admin reform!
50. Lessons from Strathclyde Region's experience of social inclusion strategy I was part of Europe's first attempt, 30 years ago, at developing a strategy to deal with an issue which is now worrying most governments. From 1980-1990 I was responsible for the strategy. These are the lessons I drew in 1999 from the experience
51. PAR in Azerbaijan - what is it and is it capable of significant change? This is the paper the World Bank was kind enough to ask me to prepare for them after my 2 years working with the Presidential Apparat there to help develop a strategy for the implementation of their Civil Service Law.