Public Administration in the Third World: An International Handbook

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This multiauthor reference handbook gives a detailed, objective picture of the evolution, structure, and processes of public administration in representative Third World countries. Written by an international group of specialists with first-hand knowledge of the subject, it presents empirical studies of developing nations in Asia, the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the West Indies, and Latin America. The resulting data are shaped by the editor into a theoretical framework delineating the complex ...

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Overview

This multiauthor reference handbook gives a detailed, objective picture of the evolution, structure, and processes of public administration in representative Third World countries. Written by an international group of specialists with first-hand knowledge of the subject, it presents empirical studies of developing nations in Asia, the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the West Indies, and Latin America. The resulting data are shaped by the editor into a theoretical framework delineating the complex relationships of state, bureaucracy, and class in the Third World.

SubramaniaM's introduction provides a critical overview of development literature in the field. Each case study begins with an historical introduction and discusses the political, executive, and the administrative structures and processes. Among the specific topics covered are public enterprises, administrative departments, personnel, financial administration, and regional and local administrative units. The majority of the systems studied are affected by the unregulated power of public enterprises, the persistence of colonial legacies, and the elitism of the bureaucracy. The concluding section relates these common elements to the sociohistorical characteristics of the middle-class groups that dominate both politics and public administration. Offering new research findings and a useful theoretical synthesis, this study will promote a clearer understanding of the internal political processes of Third World nations and be of compelling interest to specialists and students concerned with Third World political economy, comparative government, and international political economy.

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This reference handbook gives a detailed, objective picture of the evolution, structure, and processes of public administration in representative Third World countries. Written by an international group of specialists with first-hand knowledge of the subject, it presents empirical studies of developing nations in Asia, the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the West Indies, and Latin America. The resulting data are shaped by the editor into a theoretical framework delineating the complex relationships of state, bureaucracy, and class in the Third World. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313247309
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/26/1990
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

V. SUBRAMANIAM is Professor of Political Science at Carleton University, Ottawa.

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Table of Contents

Introduction by V. Subramaniam

Asia

Bangladesh by Syed Giasuddin Ahmed and Mohammad Mohabbat Khan

India by S.R. Maheshwari

Pakistan by Nasir Islam

The Philippines by Ledivina V. Carino

The Middle East and North Africa

Egypt by E.H. Valsan

Iran by Ali Farazmand

Saudi Arabia by Ayman Al-Yassini

Turkey by Metin Heper

Sub-Saharan Africa

Ghana by E. Gyimah-Boadi and Donald Rothchild

Nigeria by Ladipo Adamolekun and Victor Ayeni

Zambia by Chibwe Chibaye and J. M. Bwalya

The West Indies and Latin America

The English-Speaking Caribbean by Gladstone Mills

Latin America: The Southern Cone by Jorge Nef

Conclusions by V. Subramaniam

Appendix: The Derivative Middle Class by V. Subramaniam

Bibliographical Guide

Name Index

Subject Index

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