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International Political Economy Series

Rethinking Development Challenges for Public Policy

Insights from Contemporary Africa

Editors: Hanson, K., Kararach, G., Shaw, T. (Eds.)

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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.

About the authors

PETER ARTHUR Associate Professor of Political Science and International Development Studies, Dalhousie University, Canada JOSEPH R.A. AYEE is Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head, College of Humanities, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa CLAUDIOUS CHIKOZHOIS Programme Coordinator for research dissemination and uptake at the International Water Management Institute in Accra, Ghana JASON LEVITAN has a Ph. D. in Environmental Science from Murdoch University, Western Australia SAMUEL M. MAKINDA Professor of Politics and International Studies, and of Security, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Studies at Murdoch University, Perth, Australia JAYA NAIR Director, RAUM International pty Ltd and also an adjunct senior lecturer at Murdoch University, Western Australia FRANK L.K. OHEMENGIS Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa, USA FRANCIS OWUSU Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Education, Department of Community and Regional Planning, Iowa State University, USA NORAISHA OYAMA Lecturer at Murdoch University, Western Australia SAMS DINE SY International Consultant providing foresight and prospective evaluation services WISDOM J. TETTEY Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada

Reviews

'The book brings together some of the leading development scholars to discuss Africa's development challenges and offer alternative visions to the current dominant neo-liberal paradigm. A must- read for anyone interested in issues related to governance and public administration in Africa.' - Elizabeth Asiedu, Associate Professor, University of Kansas, USA

'A timely and welcome collection of essays by leading African and international scholars.' - Professor Brij Maharaj, Head of Discipline: Geography, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Africa’s Second Half-Century: Enhancing Capacity for Sustainable Human Development and Human Security

    Kararach, George (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Africa’s Leadership Deficit: Exploring Pathways to Good Governance and Transformative Politics

    Tettey, Wisdom J.

    Pages 18-53

  • Africa’s Leadership Malaise and the Crisis of Governance

    Makinda, Samuel M.

    Pages 54-82

  • Improving the Effectiveness of the Public Sector in Africa through the Quality of Public Administration

    Ayee, Joseph R. A.

    Pages 83-116

  • The Public Sector and Development in Africa: The Case for a Developmental Public Service

    Owusu, Francis (et al.)

    Pages 117-154

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rethinking Development Challenges for Public Policy
Book Subtitle
Insights from Contemporary Africa
Editors
  • K. Hanson
  • G. Kararach
  • T. Shaw
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-39327-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230393271
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-39328-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35229-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 297
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