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Service-oriented government: the developmental state and service delivery in Africa after 2015 – are capacity indicators important?

George Kararach

in Development In Africa: Refocusing the lens after the Millennium Development Goals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447328537
eISBN:
9781447328551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328537.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Since the early 1980s, African countries have embarked upon public sector reforms. Criticism has been generated over these reforms because they were undertaken without sufficient data or ... More


The evolution of public administration in Ireland

Chris McInerney

in Challenging times, challenging administration: The role of public administration in producing social justice in Ireland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719088292
eISBN:
9781781706886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088292.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter 5 discusses some of the main elements of Irish public administration, exploring the origins of contemporary administration and the main pillars around which it is built. This discussion ... More


Economic Liberalization and Union Struggles in Cairo

Diane Singerman

in Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162886
eISBN:
9781617970351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162886.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides a discussion on the economic liberalization and union struggles in Cairo. It begins by presenting the transformation from labor opposition to public sector reform. It also deals ... More


Accrual Accounting in the New Zealand Government

S.K. Das

in Rethinking Public Accounting: Policy and Practice of Accrual Accounting in Government

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698336
eISBN:
9780199080564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698336.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter analyses the experience of the New Zealand government in converting to accrual accounting. Evidence suggests that the introduction of accrual accounting has succeeded in achieving its ... More


Management consultants as policy actors

Julie Gervais and Frédéric Pierru

in Policy Analysis in France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447324218
eISBN:
9781447324225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324218.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Contributions to the topic of consultants and public policy in France are often unbalanced and consultants are typically analysed as a secondary subject of wider studies. Drawing on the sociology of ... More


Political anthropology and civil service reform: prospects and limits

R.A.W Rhodes

in Rethinking policy and politics: Reflections on contemporary debates in policy studies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447319467
eISBN:
9781447319474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319467.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

What lessons about public sector reform can be learnt from using political anthropology to study governance reform? What are the strengths and weaknesses of such an approach? I contrast the everyday ... More


Accrual Accounting in the Australian Government

S.K. Das

in Rethinking Public Accounting: Policy and Practice of Accrual Accounting in Government

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698336
eISBN:
9780199080564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698336.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter analyses the experience of the Australian government in converting to accrual accounting. The adoption of accrual reporting by governments in Australia represents an important step in ... More


Resource Accounting in the UK Government

S.K. Das

in Rethinking Public Accounting: Policy and Practice of Accrual Accounting in Government

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698336
eISBN:
9780199080564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698336.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter analyses the experience of the UK government in converting to resource accounting. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, in his foreword to the green paper described the accounting changes ... More


The Civil Service

K.P. Krishnan and T.V. Somanathan

in Rethinking Public Institutions in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199474370
eISBN:
9780199089109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474370.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the institution of the civil service, covering its initial design as conceived by the makers of the Indian Constitution and changes in that design. ... More


Conclusion: Problem-solving Capacity and the Modern State

Martin Lodge and Kai Wegrich

in The Problem-solving Capacity of the Modern State: Governance Challenges and Administrative Capacities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198716365
eISBN:
9780191784880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716365.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The state has remained central to our understanding of governance. However, too little attention has been paid to the importance of administrative capacities of the state in the various literatures ... More


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