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Understanding how to import good governance practices in Bangladeshi villages

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Martin de Jong is associate professor of policy, organisation and management at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management of Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He publishes and lectures mainly on subjects of cross-national policy transfer, cross-cultural management and transport infrastructure policy. He is also responsible for the international master programme Engineering and Policy Analysis, for which he has helped to set up a Chinese counterpart with the same name.

Otto Kroesen has a background in theology and philosophy, teaches ethics and communication at Delft University of Technology and is engaged in the research after a sociology and history of cultures, both European and non-European and their interaction in the ongoing process of globalization. He specifically publishes on the work of Rosenstock-Huessy on the history of societies and their respective achievements in terms of values, human types and rules as conditional to institutional and technological development.

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de Jong, M., Kroesen, O. Understanding how to import good governance practices in Bangladeshi villages. Know Techn Pol 19, 9–25 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02914888

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Keywords

  • Project Team
  • Good Governance
  • Power Distance
  • Uncertainty Avoidance
  • Safe Drinking Water