African Development And Public Policy

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This book analyses various important aspects of methodology and substance regarding economic, social, and political policy in Africa directed toward achieving more effective, efficient, and equitable societal institutions. The chapters are authored by experts from within Africa and also from Africa research institutes elsewhere. The book combines practical policy significance with insightful causal and prescriptive generalizations. The emphasis is on the role of governmental decision making and the important (but...

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Overview

This book analyses various important aspects of methodology and substance regarding economic, social, and political policy in Africa directed toward achieving more effective, efficient, and equitable societal institutions. The chapters are authored by experts from within Africa and also from Africa research institutes elsewhere. The book combines practical policy significance with insightful causal and prescriptive generalizations. The emphasis is on the role of governmental decision making and the important (but secondary) role of the marketplace, social groups, and engineering." "Specific sets of chapters deal with such important topics as: building policy analysis methods and capabilities, especially in Eastern and Southern Africa; economic policy, including the problems of privatization and entrepreneurship; social policy, including the problems of group relations in the transition from apartheid to democracy in South Africa; and technology policy, including natural resources management. The political policy material deals with relations between Islam and democracy, the transition from one-party rule to multipartism, military versus civilian rule, and the role of international assistance in African political reform.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312103835
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors
Introduction
1 Policy Analysis in Eastern Africa, Especially Kenya 3
2 Policy Analysis in Southern Africa, Especially Zambia 21
3 Privatization and Africa 45
4 Entrepreneurship and Africa 67
5 The Transition from Apartheid to Democracy in South Africa: An Elite Survey 89
6 The Dichotomization of Political Space and the Crisis of Apartheid Discourse 128
7 Natural Resources Management Policy in Africa: Implementation Challenges for Public Managers 157
8 Bureaucracy and Environmental Policy in the Sahel Region of Africa: Strategies for Arresting the March of Desertification 201
9 From One-Party Rule to Multipartism in Africa 231
10 African Political Reform and International Assistance: What Can and Should Be Done 256
Index 285
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