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Public Administration in Africa : Performance and Challenges, Hardback Book

Public Administration in Africa : Performance and Challenges Hardback

Edited by Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad, Lukamba-Muhiya Tshombe, Ernest Peprah Ababio

Part of the Public Administration and Public Policy series


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 254 pages, 25 Tables, black and white; 4 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Public administration
  • ISBN: 9781439888803



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