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1. Rasool, Adnan. FINDING ORDER IN CHAOS: HOW BUREAUCRACY PROVIDES GOVERNANCE STABILITY IN TIMES OF POLITICAL CHAOS.

Degree: PhD, Political Science, 2019, Georgia State University

What makes a country continue to function even in the times of severe political crises? My dissertation addresses this question by presenting the theory of bureaucratic stability. I argue that because of their institutional knowledge and specialized skills, senior bureaucrats are the only constant in the governance structure and hence, a major stakeholder in governance. I theorize that in cases where the quality of bureaucracy and institutional autonomy are high, the country will have stable governance i.e. public service delivery and policy implementation, even in times of political crises. I define the quality of bureaucracy as professionalized training and meritorious recruitment/ promotions while institutional autonomy is defined as. insulation from political fallout and independent policymaking. Using extensive fieldwork including elites interviews conducted in Taiwan, Pakistan, and Turkey, I present evidence to support my theory using network analyses that map interactions between various stakeholders in the case countries to highlight the role of high-quality senior bureaucracy who possess high levels of institutional autonomy and ensure governance stability even during dire political crises. Using network analysis during real instances of political crises, I also explain how Turkey descended into authoritarian rule while Taiwan ascended to become a democracy supported by high-quality senior bureaucrats who had institutional autonomy. My dissertation provides a causal framework that aids our understanding of success and failure of democratization through the contribution of institutions and bureaucracies. Advisors/Committee Members: Andrew Wedeman, Kim Reimann, Jennifer McCoy.

Subjects/Keywords: institutions; democracy; bureaucracy; governance; Pakistan; Taiwan; Turkey

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APA (6th Edition):

Rasool, A. (2019). FINDING ORDER IN CHAOS: HOW BUREAUCRACY PROVIDES GOVERNANCE STABILITY IN TIMES OF POLITICAL CHAOS. (Doctoral Dissertation). Georgia State University. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/political_science_diss/57

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Rasool, Adnan. “FINDING ORDER IN CHAOS: HOW BUREAUCRACY PROVIDES GOVERNANCE STABILITY IN TIMES OF POLITICAL CHAOS.” 2019. Doctoral Dissertation, Georgia State University. Accessed September 21, 2019. https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/political_science_diss/57.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Rasool, Adnan. “FINDING ORDER IN CHAOS: HOW BUREAUCRACY PROVIDES GOVERNANCE STABILITY IN TIMES OF POLITICAL CHAOS.” 2019. Web. 21 Sep 2019.

Vancouver:

Rasool A. FINDING ORDER IN CHAOS: HOW BUREAUCRACY PROVIDES GOVERNANCE STABILITY IN TIMES OF POLITICAL CHAOS. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Georgia State University; 2019. [cited 2019 Sep 21]. Available from: https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/political_science_diss/57.

Council of Science Editors:

Rasool A. FINDING ORDER IN CHAOS: HOW BUREAUCRACY PROVIDES GOVERNANCE STABILITY IN TIMES OF POLITICAL CHAOS. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Georgia State University; 2019. Available from: https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/political_science_diss/57

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