POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT AS A POLICY SCIENCE: A POLEMIC
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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The foreign assistance agencies need to be able to plan and program for this political side of the modernization process when decisions from among alternative foreign assistance programs and projects are called for. The White House and the Congress have indicated to AID that they are not satisfied with program evaluations stated almost exclusively in terms of economic indicators of development. And they are beginning to call for political indicators more meaningful than the way a country votes in the United Nations on East-West issues or its formal alliance memberships. The profession of political science will be expected to render advice to the policymaker on the essential political questions of constitutionalism, regime, the representative system, center-local relationships, civil liberties. It is time to refurbish this competency.
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