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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Theories and stories in African public administration
Editors:Itika, Josephat StephenISNI
Ridder, Ko deISNI
Tollenaar, AlbertjanISNI
Series:African public administration and management series (ISSN 2211-8284)
City of publisher:Leiden
Publisher:African Studies Centre
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:public administration
External link:https://hdl.handle.net/1887/17784
Abstract:Public administration in developing countries is administration in transformation. The main concepts that guide this transformation are universal. Yet those concepts are most often presented in Western literature, embedded in Western administrative practice. This book provides an overview of these main concepts seen from an African perspective. The general concepts of the study of public administration and public management are illustrated with sub-Saharan African stories, written by Tanzanian scholars. The book is divided into four parts. The first part presents the essence of public policy: collective action (Denis Kamugisha), good governance (Rashid Mfaume), developing public policy (Leticia Warioba and Dominik T. Msabila), implementation of policy (Leticia Warioba and Dominik T. Msabila), community participation (Moses J. Ndunguru and Wilfred U. Lameck), and symbolic legislation (Josephat Stephen Iktika). Part two deals with institutional arrangements in public administration: dynamics of stakeholders perspective (Josephat Stephen Itika), professionalism (Wilhelm L. Mafuru), intergovernmental relations (Henry A. Mollel). The third part focuses on management issues: staffing (Hamisi K. Kiyabo), leadership (Cliford J. Ringo), e-government and e-governance (George Bea and Edmund Matotay). The last part is dedicated to new public management: public-private partnership in social service provision (Josephat Stephen Itika), rent-seeking behaviour and the organisation of utilities (Emmanuel Matiku, Andrew Mbwambo, and Joseph Kimeme). [ASC Leiden abstract]