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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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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
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