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Public administration in Africa : performance and challenges

Author: Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2013]
Series: Public administration and public policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With contributions from leading regional scholars, Public Administration in Africa: Performance and Challenges examines complexities of 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,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad
ISBN: 9781439888803 1439888809 1439888817 9781439888810
OCLC Number: 823552603
Description: xi, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Governance apparatus in South Africa : from policy design to service delivery / Gerrit van der Waldt --
Public administration in the Democratic Republic of Congo / Lukamba-Muhiya. Tshombe --
Public administration and corruption in Uganda / Benon C. Basheka --
Public sector reforms in Nigeria : 1999-2009 / Adewale Banjo --
Combating poverty in South Africa : understanding the informal sector in the context of scarce opportunities / Loraine Boitumelo "Tumi" Mzini --
Media as a catalyst for good governance in South Africa : an expanded vision of public administration / Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad --
Implementing good governance reform in Ghana : issues and experiences with local governance / Peter Fuseini Haruna, Lawrence Akanweke Kannae --
Overview of the African peer review mechanism in selected African countries / Ernest Peprah Ababio --
Lessons for Africa in economic policy reform : the Mauritius best practice case / Daniel Francois Meyer, Annelise Venter --
A comparative analysis of local government in Ghana and South Africa / Ernest Peprah Ababio, Kwame Asmah-Andoh --
Integrating traditional leadership structures with contemporary public administration machinery for innovative governance and improved service delivery / Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad, Lukamba-Muhiya. Tshombe.
Series Title: Public administration and public policy.
Responsibility: edited by Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad, Lukamba-Muhiya. Tshombe, Ernest Peprah Ababio.

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"With contributions from leading regional scholars, Public Administration in Africa: Performance and Challenges examines complexities of 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."--Publisher's website.

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