By M. Gustavson
This publication provides a entire evaluation of the literature on improvement in Sub-Saharan Africa, and demanding situations the notions of African public officers offered there. It makes a speciality of public audit associations and provides wealthy empirical examine effects, which contradicts many assumptions made within the literature on improvement in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Read Online or Download Auditing Good Government in Africa: Public Sector Reform, Professional Norms and the Development Discourse PDF
Best public affairs books
In 2012, the ERASMUS programme celebrated its twenty fifth anniversary. As one of many best-known tasks of the european, it has already enabled virtually 3 million scholars to spend part of their stories in a foreign country. yet ERASMUS is greater than only a uncomplicated educational alternate programme: designed to give a contribution to the production of a «People’s Europe», it has turn into a profitable political device for shaping generations of ecu scholars.
Xvi + 657 pp. & 1 folding chart, quarto.
Nationwide governments world wide are turning to branding experts, public relatives advisers and strategic communications specialists to aid them "brand" their jurisdiction. utilizing the instruments, concepts and services of industrial branding is assumed to assist countries articulate extra coherent and cohesive identities, allure overseas capital, and preserve citizen loyalty.
- The Formula for Economic Growth on Main Street America (ASPA Series in Public Administration and Public Policy)
- Delegating Powers: A Transaction Cost Politics Approach to Policy Making under Separate Powers (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions)
- Juvenile Justice Administration
- Bureaucracy and public administration
Additional info for Auditing Good Government in Africa: Public Sector Reform, Professional Norms and the Development Discourse
At the two individual SAIs in Namibia and Botswana, personal interviews were conducted with Introduction – Good Government and Development 25 the auditors and, to some extent, documents were studied. The choice of personal interviews was made because of the qualitative nature of the study: ‘Interviewing is necessary when we cannot observe behavior, feelings, or how people interpret the world around them’ (Merriam 2009 p. 88). Hence, to be able to capture the auditors’ thoughts and possible feelings about the relationship between the standards and their local conditions in Namibia and Botswana, personal interviews were chosen as the main methodology.
In addition to direct rule, the colonial powers also exercised their control indirectly, through the use of existing traditional structures and through controlling the local chiefs. The two ways of ruling were often used in parallel, whereby indirect rule was common in rural areas and direct rule was practiced in the larger towns and capitals (Mamdani 1996). A breaking point for the colonial administrations was the Second World War, in which Africans participated on the side of their colonial powers.
Naturally, Namibia and Botswana differ in several aspects, and a more detailed description of each country is given in chapters five and six. For the design discussion, it may be worth noting that Botswana is generally regarded as a successful African country. Botswana was not a colony in the traditional sense, but constituted a British protectorate for a period between the end of the nineteenth century and 1966, when it became independent. Botswana is also recognized by scholars to be country with high levels of good governance (Acemoglu, Johnson and Robinson 2003).