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作者 Gustavson, Maria, 1977- author
書名 Auditing good government in Africa : public sector reform, professional norms and the development discourse / Maria Gustavson
出版項 Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
國際標準書號 113728272X (electronic bk.)
9781137282729 (electronic bk.)
book jacket
說明 1 online resource
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附註 Includes bibliographical references
1. Introduction : Good Government and Development in Africa -- 2. The Dynamics of Public Sector Reform : Two Research Traditions -- 3. The African Context of Public Auditors -- 4. State Audit Conceptualized -- 5. The National Audit Offices of Botswana and Namibia -- 6. Dimensions of Development - Transnational Professional Communities -- 7. Conclusions
"The inability of many democratic governments in Africa to govern effectively has been an important factor in the many problems that the continent and its constituent countries have faced over the past decades. The question for scholars has been in learning what has caused the endemic failure of public institutions throughout Africa and understanding how to create good government in the future of the continent. Strongly supported by empirical evidence, this book challenges the existing literature on the subject by breaking with the traditional notion among academics that the key to good government in Africa is through the creation of unique administrative structures, or at the very least developing significantly adapted foreign structures with an emphasis on the specific structure of African societies. Instead the author contrasts this notion with theories from other research fields suggesting that public officials are likely to be interested in following professional norms and that organizations generally strive to imitate each other, regardless of geographical location. This book presents rich original empirical research from the field of state audit in Sub-Saharan Africa where the above different theoretical approaches are empirically explored. The research results contradict many assumptions made in the literature on development and points to the importance of adding other dimensions, such as professional norms, to nuance the discussion of the future of the African continent. "-- Provided by publisher
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鏈接 Print version: Gustavson, Maria, 1977- Auditing good government in Africa 9781137282712 (DLC) 2013041768 (OCoLC)861966419
主題 2000 - 2099 fast
Administrative agencies -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Management -- Evaluation
Civil service reform -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
Political culture -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
Public administration -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Evaluation
Public officers -- Professional ethics -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
Administrative agencies -- Management -- Evaluation. fast (OCoLC)fst00796784
Civil service reform. fast (OCoLC)fst00862869
Political corruption -- Africa bicssc
Political culture. fast (OCoLC)fst01069263
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration. bisacsh
Political science. fast (OCoLC)fst01069781
Political structure & processes -- Africa bicssc
Politics and Government eflch
Public administration -- Evaluation. fast (OCoLC)fst01082002
Public administration -- Africa bicssc
Public officers -- Professional ethics. fast (OCoLC)fst01082772
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Africa, Sub-Saharan. fast (OCoLC)fst01239520
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