Public Administration In Africa

Author by : Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : With contributions from leading regional scholars, Public Administration in Africa: Performance and Challenges examines the complexities of the art of governance from the unique African perspective. The editors bring together a cohesive study of the major issues and regions by taking an analytic approach with the strong problem-solution application. Regions addressed range from South Africa, Congo, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritius, and Botswana. Themes include colonialism, reform, poverty, economy, decentralization, financing, media, political structures, and more. Beginning with an analysis of the relationship of policy design and its destination, service delivery, the book discusses the historical development of a state that has gone through upheavals in government and explores a decayed political economy that ultimately results in a need for sweeping measures. The text examines the issues emerging policy-makers in Africa must tackle, namely poverty and the denial or lack of resources to keep a dignified human life. It highlights how the media can be a catalyst for good governance and provides analytical aspects of implementing good governance reforms. The book concludes with an examination of the concepts of decentralization and devolution in measuring service delivery performance and an exploration of Africa’s economic success story. It also details the African Peer Review Mechanisms in selected African countries and provides a holistic analysis of local government functioning in Africa. These features and more make it an interdisciplinary reference for diverse social, economic, political, and administrative issues.


Encyclopedia Of Public Administration And Public Policy A J

Author by : Jack Rabin
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : From the Nuremberg trials to the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 to recent budget reconciliation bills, the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy provides detailed coverage of watershed policies and decisions from such fields as privatization, biomedical ethics, education, and diversity. This second edition features a wide range of new topics, including military administration, government procurement, social theory, and justice administration in developed democracies. It also addresses current issues such as the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and covers public administration in the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, and Latin America.


Public Policy And Administration In Africa

Author by : Peter Koehn
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Originally published in 1990. A look at the vast, historically and socially complex nature of the Nigeria This book is intended to share what he has learned about public policy and administration in Africa over the past ten years. This book is based upon a decade of research, reflection, and writing. The field research period corresponds with the


Public Administration In Africa

Author by : Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : With contributions from leading regional scholars, Public Administration in Africa: Performance and Challenges examines the complexities of the art of governance from the unique African perspective. The editors bring together a cohesive study of the major issues and regions by taking an analytic approach with the strong problem-solution application. Regions addressed range from South Africa, Congo, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritius, and Botswana. Themes include colonialism, reform, poverty, economy, decentralization, financing, media, political structures, and more. Beginning with an analysis of the relationship of policy design and its destination, service delivery, the book discusses the historical development of a state that has gone through upheavals in government and explores a decayed political economy that ultimately results in a need for sweeping measures. The text examines the issues emerging policy-makers in Africa must tackle, namely poverty and the denial or lack of resources to keep a dignified human life. It highlights how the media can be a catalyst for good governance and provides analytical aspects of implementing good governance reforms. The book concludes with an examination of the concepts of decentralization and devolution in measuring service delivery performance and an exploration of Africa's economic success story. It also details the African Peer Review Mechanisms in selected African countries and provides a holistic analysis of local government functioning in Africa. These features and more make it an interdisciplinary reference for diverse social, economic, political, and administrative issues.


Better Governance And Public Policy

Author by : Dele Olowu
Languange : en
Publisher by : Kumarian Press
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Description : * Written by prominent scholars and practitioners of African development policy * Describes recent governance changes in Africa * Analyzes consequences of these changes for institutional reform * Highlights challenges of capacity building for economic liberalization and democratization This is an ideal volume for both students and scholars of African development, as well as anyone interested in the current issues of African governance. Published in association with the African Capacity Building Foundation, this book answers such questions as: What is the relationship between governance and institutional reforms? What is the impact of these reforms on public policy processes? And, what is the link between economic governance and policy research?


Culture Development And Public Administration In Africa

Author by : Ogwo J. Umeh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Kumarian Press
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Description : "This book illustrates the need to incorporate local cultural dynamics into international development and public administration programs where Western models dominate. Examples include South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia,and Zimbabwe. The authors, an American political scientist and an African public administration professor, write for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as for policymakers, managers, and administrators"--Provided by publisher.


Africa S New Public Policy

Author by : Edwin Okey Ijeoma
Languange : en
Publisher by : African Books Collective
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Description : Africaís New Public Policy: Imperatives for Globalisation and Nation-building provides a comprehensive analysis of globalisation and democracy, from an African perspective. It also provides policy imperatives that are aimed at seeking solutions to the myriad challenges emanating from managing the consequences of globalisation in Nigeria and other African countries. The author attempts to determine the extent to which public administration principles ñ in Nigeria in particular, and the rest of Africa in general, as well as in other parts of the developing world ñ underpin the management of the effects of globalisation within a democracy and nation building projects. Africaís New Public Policy will not only be a useful resource for public policy decision-making on globalisation issues, but it will also serve as a credible reference material for public sector practitioners, scholars in international relations, as well as officials involved in the diplomatic work environment. It also includes a comparative analysis on how Nigeria and South Africa have handled some of the globalisation and democratisation challenges facing their respective countries under the administrations of Presidents Obasanjo and Mbeki respectively.


International Encyclopedia Of Public Policy And Administration Volume 1

Author by : Jay Shafritz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This is the first volume of a four-volume encyclopaedia which combines public administration and policy and contains approximately 900 articles by over 300 specialists. This Volume covers entries from A to C. It covers all of the core concepts, terms and processes of applied behavioural science, budgeting, comparative public administration, develo


The Routledge Handbook Of Global Public Policy And Administration

Author by : Thomas R. Klassen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : The Routledge Handbook of Global Public Policy and Administration is a comprehensive leading-edge guide for students, scholars and practitioners of public policy and administration. Public policy and administration are key aspects of modern societies that affect the daily lives of all citizens. This handbook examines current trends and reforms in public policy and administration, such as financial regulation, risk management, public health, e-government and many others at the local, national and international levels. The two themes of the book are that public policy and administration have acquired an important global aspect, and that a critical role for government is the regulation of capital. The handbook is organized into three thematic sections – Contemporary Challenges, Policy and Administration Responses and Forging a Resilient Public Administration – to allow readers to quickly access knowledge and improve their understanding of topics. The opening chapter, introductions to sections and extensive glossary aid readers to most effectively learn from the book. Each chapter provides a balanced overview of current knowledge, identifying issues and discussing relevant debates. The book is written by authors from Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa and Australia.


Real Governance And Practical Norms In Sub Saharan Africa

Author by : Tom De Herdt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Although international development discourse considers the state as a crucial development actor, there remains a significant discrepancy between the official norms of the state and public services and the actual practices of political elites and civil servants. This text interrogates the variety of ways in which state policies and legal norms have been translated into the set of practical norms which make up real governance in sub-Saharan Africa. It argues that the concept of practical norms is an appropriate tool for an ethnographic investigation of public bureaucracies, interactions between civil servants and users, and the daily functioning of the state in Africa. It demonstrates that practical norms are usually different from official norms, complementing, bypassing and even contradicting them. In addition, it explores the positive and negative effects of different aspects of this ‘real governance’. This text will be of key interest to academics, students and researchers in the fields of development, political science, anthropology and development studies, African studies, international comparative studies, implementation studies, and public policy.


Agenda Setting And Public Policy In Africa

Author by : Kelechi A. Kalu
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Agenda Setting and Public Policy in Africa examines how decision makers have managed and mismanaged public policy issues in sub-Saharan Africa. It analyses the neglected issue of how ideas about public policy are generated, by whom and for what purpose. Persistent problems such as political instability, environmental pollution, famine, hunger, desertification, rent-seeking and incessant intra-conflicts across the continent are explored in a systematic and structured manner. Each contributor proffers convincing solutions to clearly identified problems. Well-researched and solution orientated, this book will engage scholars and policy makers who are interested in public policy and development issues in Africa.


Rethinking Development Challenges For Public Policy

Author by : K. Hanson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Covers topical issues for Africa's development, economics and politics of climate change, water management, public service delivery, and delivering aid. The authors argue that these issues should be included in the post-MDG paradigm and add an important voice to recent moves by academics and practitioners to engage with each other.


Fundamentals Of Public Administration

Author by : Phd Darlington Mgbeke
Languange : en
Publisher by : AuthorHouse
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Description : "Understanding the dynamics and concepts of public policy administration, local government administration in developing countries, servant leadership in public sector, leadership, budgeting and financial fiscal responsibility in the public sector."


A Guide To Managing Public Policy

Author by : William Fox
Languange : en
Publisher by : Juta and Company Ltd
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Description : A unique guidebook, this collection of discussions on South African public policy focuses on the implementation and management of sound policies in addition to the traditional talks on the creation of such guidelines. An examination of the introduction of South African public policies that can be sustained over a long period of time is also included.


Governing Kenya

Author by : Gedion Onyango
Languange : en
Publisher by : Palgrave Macmillan
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Description : This book is authored by some of the renowned scholars in Africa who take on the task to understand how Kenya is governed in this century from a public policy perspective. The book’s public policy approach addresses three general and pertinent questions: (1) how are policies made in a political context where change is called for, but institutional legacies tend to stand in the way? (2) how are power and authority shared among institutional actors in government and society? and, (3) how effective is policymaking at a time when policy problems are becoming increasingly complex and involving multiple stakeholders in Africa? This book provides an updated and relevant foundation for teaching policy, politics and administration in Kenya. It is also a useful guide for politicians, the civil society, and businesses with an interest in how Kenya is governed. Furthermore, it addresses issues of comparability: how does the Kenyan case fit into a wider African context of policymaking? ‘This volume is a major contribution to comparative policy analysis by focusing on the policy processes in Kenya, a country undergoing modernization of its economic and political institutions. Written by experts with a keen eye for the commonalities and differences the country shares with other nations, it covers a range of topics like the role of experts and politicians in policymaking, the nature of public accountability, the impact of social media on policy actors, and the challenges of teaching policy studies in the country. As a first comprehensive study of an African nation, Governing Kenya will remain a key text for years to come’. —Michael Howlett, Burnaby Mountain Chair of Political Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada ‘A superb example of development scholarship which sets aside ‘best practice’ nostrums and focuses on governance challenges specific to time and place while holding on to a comparative perspective. Useful to scholars and practitioners not only in Kenya but across developing areas. I strongly recommend it!’ —Brian Levy teaches at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, USA, and the University of Cape Town, South Africa. ‘This book is an exploration of important deliberations - of interest for those of us interested in deepening the understanding of public policy theories and their application within a specific African setting’. —Wilson Muna, Lecturer of Public Policy, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya ‘This collection of think pieces on public policy in Kenya gives the reader theoretical and practical hooks critical to the analysis of the implementation of the sovereign policy document in Kenya, the 2010 Constitution’. —Willy Mutunga, Chief Justice & President of the Supreme Court, Republic of Kenya, 2011-2016 ‘Governing Kenya provides a comprehensive analysis of public policymaking in Kenya. The book integrates public policy theory with extensive empirical examples to provide a valuable portrait of the political and economic influences on policy choices in this important African country. The editors have brought together a group of significant scholars to produce an invaluable contribution to the literature on public policy in Africa’. —B. Guy Peters, Maurice Folk Professor of American Government, University of Pittsburgh, USA


The Oxford Handbook Of Classics In Public Policy And Administration

Author by : Steven J. Balla
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : This Handbook brings together a collection of leading international authors to reflect on the influence of central contributions, or classics, that have shaped the development of the field of public policy and administration. The Handbook reflects on a wide range of key contributions to the field, selected on the basis of their international and wider disciplinary impact. Focusing on classics that contributed significantly to the field over the second half of the 20th century, it offers insights into works that have explored aspects of the policy process, of particular features of bureaucracy, and of administrative and policy reforms. Each classic is discussed by a leading international scholars. They offer unique insights into the ways in which individual classics have been received in scholarly debates and disciplines, how classics have shaped evolving research agendas, and how the individual classics continue to shape contemporary scholarly debates. In doing so, this volume offers a novel approach towards considering the various central contributions to the field. The Handbook offers students of public policy and administration state-of-the-art insights into the enduring impact of key contributions to the field.


Improving Public Policy

Author by : Fanie Cloete
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Effective governance is the essential mission of the public sector. Good policy management is crucial if effective governance is to take place. This revised text successfully combines the theory and practice of public policy.


Public Policy And Development In Developing Nations Selected Cases

Author by : Ola Abegunde
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : Public policy analysis has been an area of great interest in Political Science and Public Administration. The contributions of scholars like, Yehezkel Dror, Thomas Dye, Bruce Doern and others have helped to examine the style and approaches that have added to our understanding of public policies. In this collection of fourteen essays, public policy is examined in ranging environments: Greece, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and South Africa. The policies of these countries and some other issues relating to social security, poverty/welfare consumer rights are covered. The first paper introduces us to the differences between public and private policies and shows the importance of giving the right place to the former in the orderly society.


Private Higher Education And Public Policy In Africa

Author by : Isaac Nnamdi Obasi
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cuvillier Verlag
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Description : Private higher education and public policy are recurring themes in international higher education discourse. In Africa, the field of private higher education is still in its infancy in relation to development in other regions of the world. This in turn, calls for an understanding of its evolution and dynamics both for the benefit of African research community and international stakeholders. Many country-case studies in Africa are still required. This book is a response to this need by focusing on two African countries namely Nigeria (in West Africa) and Botswana (in Southern Africa). The book contributes to the growing stock of knowledge on private higher education in Africa, and thereby, provides a useful basis for validating global generalizations on private higher education. Among the issues discussed are the nature, growth and types of private higher education institutions; state of private higher education in the five sub-regions of Africa; the emergence of private higher education in Nigeria and Botswana; the debate over the desirability of private higher education institutions amidst widespread poverty; ownership profile of private higher education institutions in Nigeria and Botswana; their enrollment capacity and potentials; sustainability questions; effectiveness of quality assurance agencies; and lastly the issue of public policy and the future of private higher education in Africa.


Enhancing Policy Management Capacity In Africa

Author by : Gelase R. Mutahaba
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : A clear, honest overview of Africa’s development management problems and an outline of what needs to be done to confront the issues at hand. From the insights of Africa's leading thinkers, public administrators will find new energy and incentives to be proactive decision makers, to confront Africa's development management issues, and to work toward African self-reliance.


Governing Kenya

Author by : Gedion Onyango
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Nature
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De Nouveaux D Fis Pour L Administration Du Xxi Me Si Cle

Author by : B. Etien
Languange : en
Publisher by : IOS Press
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Description : This work contains reports of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences. The scientific programme emphasizes a comparative approach and incorporates significant theoretical and conceptual developments. Six workshops are reported upon including the reconstruction of government functions, decentralization, redesigning for responsiveness, accountability and risk-taking, special interests and client relationships, reaffirmation of values, and mobilizing learning. A panel on administrative reform in China forms a unique contribution. Readers include professionals, scholars and students of public administration.


Social Policy In Post Apartheid South Africa

Author by : Ndangwa Noyoo
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book critically examines the current social policy in post-apartheid South Africa and proposes an alternative social policy agenda to create a new development pathway for the country. Taking social policy as a vehicle that will facilitate the creation of a new society altogether, namely the "Good Society," the author argues for the adoption of policy that will socially re-engineer South Africa. The author shows how the policy tools and development interventions which were undertaken by the post-apartheid state in driving South Africa’s transformation agenda failed to emancipate many individuals, families, and communities from the cycle of intergenerational poverty and underdevelopment. He contends that social policy interventions that foster the social re-engineering of South African society must take place to untangle the inherited colonial-apartheid social order. This book includes comparative analyses on the Global South and Global North to present the ways in which countries such as post-Second World War Great Britain and Sweden, and post-independence Zambia of the 1960s and 1970s, were able to use social policy to create new societies altogether or places similar to the "Good Society." The conceptual and methodological issues that form the basis for this book reside in public policy-making and the public good and will be of interest to scholars of social policy, social development, and South African society.


Improving Public Policy

Author by : Fanie Cloete
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Public Administration In Africa

Author by : Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : With contributions from leading regional scholars, Public Administration in Africa: Performance and Challenges examines the complexities of the art of governance from the unique African perspective. The editors bring together a cohesive study of the major issues and regions by taking an analytic approach with the strong problem-solution application. Regions addressed range from South Africa, Congo, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritius, and Botswana. Themes include colonialism, reform, poverty, economy, decentralization, financing, media, political structures, and more. Beginning with an analysis of the relationship of policy design and its destination, service delivery, the book discusses the historical development of a state that has gone through upheavals in government and explores a decayed political economy that ultimately results in a need for sweeping measures. The text examines the issues emerging policy-makers in Africa must tackle, namely poverty and the denial or lack of resources to keep a dignified human life. It highlights how the media can be a catalyst for good governance and provides analytical aspects of implementing good governance reforms. The book concludes with an examination of the concepts of decentralization and devolution in measuring service delivery performance and an exploration of Africa’s economic success story. It also details the African Peer Review Mechanisms in selected African countries and provides a holistic analysis of local government functioning in Africa. These features and more make it an interdisciplinary reference for diverse social, economic, political, and administrative issues.


The Fundamentals Of Public Personnel Management

Author by : J. Cheminais
Languange : en
Publisher by : Juta and Company Ltd
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Description : Government and those executing its policies face the daunting task of delivering essential services to a dispossessed and hugely disadvantaged electorate. The authors of The Fundamentals of Public Personnel Management argue that, although the state controls a wide range of limited resources, only the effective management and judicious administration of its primary asset, its personnel, will allow it to translate physical, financial, material and technological resources into synergistic founts of national well-being. Trained and motivated public employees schooled in the ethics of their profession are essential to transforming inanimate structures and resources into people-oriented dispensers of sustainable service delivery.


Intellectual Property Policy Law And Administration In Africa

Author by : Caroline B. Ncube
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book examines the harmonisation of Intellectual Property (IP) policy, law and administration in Africa. Two recent developments have brought this topic to the fore. The first is the escalation of long-standing efforts to establish a Pan-African Intellectual Property Organisation (PAIPO), a continental initiative. The second is the current sub-regional attempt to operationalise the IP provisions of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)’s Protocol on Trade (articles 9b and 24) and its Protocol on Science, Technology and Innovation (article 2m). Intellectual Property Policy, Law and Administration in Africa discusses the viability of such initiatives with particular reference to the current socio-economic status of Africa’s nations. With a view to contributing to future developments in Africa at both a continental and sub-regional level, the author considers this issue through the lens of advancing the public interest in IP. Ncube argues that harmonisation initiatives ought to be crafted in a way that is supportive of the development aspirations of African states. Consequently, she urges due consideration of individual states’ unique conditions and aspirations in any harmonisation venture, a necessity outlined in article 7 of the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. This book will be of great relevance to scholars and policy makers with an interest in IP law and African law in general.