Applying Public Administration in Development: Guideposts to the Future / Edition 1

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Made to fill the major gap in the literature on public administration applied in development. This title provides a review of the state-of-the-art which is both historically-grounded and forward-looking, and which will appeal to a broad readership: policy-makers, managers, advisers, scholars and others operating at all levels of government from local community through international levels. The studies offer a practical approach, consistently linking theory with practice and experience, providing a forum for new and exciting ideas.

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Addresses key governance issues in the management of development, looking at past and present challenges, contemporary forces shaping public administration and development, and themes for the future. Specific topics include securing the public interest under pluralistic institutional design, decentralized governance and poverty reduction in Africa and Asia, public-private partnerships in Latin America, and the emerging development-security complex. Material originated at an April 1999 conference held by the journal . Collins is editor of that journal, and visiting professor at the Institute of International Policy Analysis, University of Bath. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471877363
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/16/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 402
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 10.04 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Table of Contents


The Last Fifty Years and the Next Fifty Years: A Century of Public Administration and Development (P. Collins).

Combining Good Fortune and Careful Planning in Botswana: Lessons of Success in Presidential Leadership (K. Masire).

Challenges before Policy-Makers and Service Providers (P. Sundaram).

Globalisation: Threat or Opportunity? (P. Streeten).


State, Market and Civil Society: Towards Partnership? (P. Collins).

Securing the Public Interest under Pluralistic Institutional Design (N. Girishankar).

Decentralised Governance and Poverty Reduction: Relevant Experience in Africa and Asia (D. Belshaw).

Local Government Reform and Community-Driven Development: Asia-Pacific Experiences (M. Turner).

Public Ownership and the Community (P. McKinlay).

Subsidiarity in Public Governance: Issues and Implications for Stakeholders (D. Wright).

Public-Private Partnerships as a Strategy for Local Capacity-Building: Some Suggestive Evidence from Latin America (A. Fiszbein).

Considerations on Governance from a Local Perspective: Towards a Framework for Addressing Critical Disjunctures in Urban Policy (P. McCarney).

Networking and Collaboration Among Voluntary Organisations, Local Bodies and Government Functionaries in India: Experiences in Strengthening Local Self-Governance (B. Acharya).

Public Interest Partnerships (PIPs): Is a New Governance Paradigm Emerging in ASEAN? (J. Gonzalez & J. Mayfield).

Is the Role Played by Donors in Supporting Uganda's NGO Sector Enabling it to Develop Effectively? (T. Wallace).

The Changing Role of International Technical Co-operation (L. Joy).


Governance and Development: New Frontiers (P. Collins).

Local Government Reform in Central and Eastern Europe: Form and Substance (K. Davey).

Subnational Government in South Africa Since the Transition to Democracy from Apartheid (T. Mokgoro).

Democracy, Development and the Institutionalised Participation of the Poor for Poverty Reduction (N. Webster).

Small but Smart, or Small and Out-Smarted? Micro States, Offshore Finance and Economic Vulnerability (M. Hampton).

Natural Disasters, Complex Political Emergencies and Public Services: Re-Juxtaposing the Narratives after Hurricane Mitch (I. Christoplos).

The Emerging Development-Security Complex (M. Duffield).

Selected Further Reading.


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