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Agenda setting and public policy in Africa /
edited by Kelechi A. Kalu.
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Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2003.
description
xiv, 267 p.
ISBN
0754637085 (alk. paper)
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Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2003.
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0754637085 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5164136
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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A broad definition of politics would include the redistribution of scarce economic resources on the basis of value. These essays address the structuring of the policy process in a number of African states to determine what issues are included in the policy formulation agenda.
Long Description
Agenda Setting and Public Policy in Africa examines how decision makers have managed and mismanaged public policy issues in sub-Saharan Africa. It analyses the neglected issue of how ideas about public policy are generated, by whom and for what purpose. Persistent problems such as political instability, environmental pollution, famine, hunger, desertification, rent-seeking and incessant intra-conflicts across the continent are explored in a systematic and structured manner.Each contributor proffers convincing solutions to clearly identified problems. Well-researched and solution orientated, this book will engage scholars and policy makers who are interested in public policy and development issues in Africa.
Main Description
Examines how decision makers have managed and mismanaged public policy issues in sub-Saharan Africa. It analyses the neglected issue of how ideas about public policy are generated, by whom and for what purpose. Persistent problems such as political instability, environmental pollution, famine, hunger, desertification, rent-seeking and incessant intra-conflicts across the continent are explored in a systematic and structured manner.
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Agenda Setting and Public Policy in Africa examines how decision makers have managed and mismanaged public policy issues in sub-Saharan Africa. It analyses the neglected issue of how ideas about public policy are generated, by whom and for what purpose. Persistent problems such as political instability, environmental pollution, famine, hunger, desertification, rent-seeking and incessant intraconflicts across the continent are explored in a systematic and structured manner. Each contributor proffers convincing solutions to clearly identified problems. Well-researched and solution orientated, this book will engage scholars and policy makers who are interested in public policy and development issues in Africa.
Table of Contents
List of Tables, Figures and Annexesp. vii
List of Contributorsp. ix
Preface and Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introduction: The Role of Ideas, Theory and Models of Public Policy Processes in Africap. 1
Theoretical and Analytical Issues in Policy Making and Management in Africa
Public Policy and the African Environment: An Examination of the Theory and Practice of the Planning Process on the Continentp. 23
The State, Macroeconomic Performance and Development in Africap. 45
Agenda Setting: Domestic and Foreign Policy in Africap. 69
Public Sector Management Policies in Sub-Saharan Africap. 87
From the Margins to the Center: ICTs as Tools for Developmentp. 115
Case Studies and Issues of Public Policy in Africa
Social Factors Relating to Maternal Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africap. 151
The Role of Women in Africa's Economic Developmentp. 167
Privatization Policy, Challenges and Prospect(s) for Sustainable Development in Nigeriap. 187
Cameroon's Endangered Environment: Economic Policy and Forest Lossp. 209
The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in Public Policy in Africap. 229
Reconstructing the State: Constitutionalism as Public Policy in Africap. 239
Indexp. 255
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