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Administrative Reform in Developing Nations

Administrative Reform in Developing Nations

by Ali Farazmand

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Overview

Under pressure from the World Bank, the International Monetary Funds and the World Trade Organization governments of both industrialized and less developed nations have undertaken extensive reforms and reorganization to streamline their public sectors. This volume, with chapters written by authorities from around the world, provides information on administrative reform in varied nations. Following an introduction, which sets a theoretical framework, the book contains sections devoted to Asia, the Near/Middle East, Africa, and a comparison of East/South Europe and Asia.

Administrative reform has become a widespread challenge to national and sub-national governments around the globe. Under pressure from the World Bank, the International Monetary Funds and the World Trade Organization governments of both industrialized and less developed nations have undertaken extensive reforms and reorganization to streamline their public sectors. This volume, with chapters written by authorities from around the world, provides information on administrative reform in varied nations.

Developing nations face acute problems on a daily basis, making administrative reform an essential function of public administration. With chapters devoted to experiences in such nations as Korea, India, Iran, Turkey, the Arab States, Nigeria, and South Africa, this volume sheds valuable light on administrative reform in developing countries and provides lessons for future policy actions.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275972127
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/2001
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

ALI FARAZMAND is Professor of Public Administration at Florida Atlantic University. He is the author of 18 books, including, most recently, Privatization or Public Enterprise Reform? (Greenwood, 2000) and Editor-in-Chief of Public Organization Review: A Global Journal.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: Administrative Reform and Development by Ali Farazmand

Administrative Reform in Asia

Innovation for Administrative Reforms in Korea: A Case of Local Autonomy System by Jong-Hae Yoo

Administrative Reforms in India by Krishna Tummala

Toward Good Governance in Bangladesh: External Intervention, Bureaucratic Inertia, and Political Inaction by Habib Zafraullah

Resistance to Administrative Reforms in South Asian Civil Bureaucracies by Mohammad Mohabbat Khan

Administrative Reform in Hong Kong by Ahmed Shafiqul Haque

Administrative Reform, Reorganization, and Revolution in the Near/Middle East

Reorganization, Reform, and Revolution in Contemporary Iran by Ali Farazmand

Political Dynamics and Administrative Reform in Turkey by A. Umit Berman and Metin Heper

Predicament of Administrative Reform in the Arab States by Jamil Jreisat

Administrative Reform in Africa

Decentralization and Development Adminstration in Nigeria by Olatunde and Peter Koehn

The Role of Human Resources Management in South African Public Service Reform by Victor Hiliard

Civil Service Reform in a Developing Country: A Critique of the Management and Administration of the Zimbabwe Reform Program by Hope Sadza

Administrative Reform in East/South Europe and Asia Compared

Hungarian Local Government Transition From Communism to Capitalist Democracy by Terry Buss

Administrative Reform Difficulties and the Role of Religion: Greece, South Korea, and Thailand by Constantine Danopoulos, and Dongsung Kong, and Ronald Sylvia

Index

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