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Public Administration in Conflict Affected Countries

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Addresses how public administration is affected by conflict

  • Compares the situation in countries from Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia

  • Meets the needs of policy makers and international development organisations as well as academics

Part of the book series: Governance and Public Management (GPM)

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction, Contextual Background and Scope

    • Purshottama S Reddy, Juraj Nemec
    Pages 1-20
  3. Public Administration in Iraq: The Post-ISIS Transition

    • Pavol Kosnáč, Tadeáš Pala
    Pages 77-98
  4. Croatian Public Administration: Good Governance Accompanied by an Authoritarian Legacy

    • Teo Giljević, Goranka Lalić Novak, Iva Lopižić
    Pages 217-234
  5. Ukrainian Public Administration at a Cross-Road

    • Svitlana Khadzyradieva, Maya Sitsinska, Sergii Slukhai
    Pages 311-345
  6. Synthesis: The Relations Between Conflict and Public Administration Performance

    • Juraj Nemec, Purshottama S Reddy, Stanley Osezua Ehiane
    Pages 411-445

About this book

This book highlights the main factors determining the quality of public administration in conflict affected countries; and assesses to what extent the conflict determines and impacts on the performance of public administration in affected countries. The main value added by this book is confirming the general expectation that there is no direct and universal link between the conflict and public administration performance (and vice-versa). One may need to argue that each country situation differs and specific factors of internal and external environments determine the trends of public administration performance in conflict affected countries. To achieve the overarching goal of the book, sixteen country studies were developed from all relevant continents - America, Africa, Asia and Europe: Bangladesh, Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Palestine, Paraguay, Philippines, Serbia, South Africa, Uganda, Ukraine, and Venezuela.

Purshottama Sivanarain Reddy is Senior Professor and Subnational Governance Specialist at the University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa.  

Juraj Nemec is Professor at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, and at the Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. 


Keywords

  • public administration
  • public management
  • governance
  • conflict
  • international organisations
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • sustainable development
  • SDG 16
  • post conflict reconstruction
  • public administration performance
  • state fragility
  • state failure
  • state-building models
  • conflict-affected states
  • socio-economic development

Reviews

‘Following 73 years of implementation of the UN Program on Public Administration, this book is a rich empirical policy resource and reference for effective public administration as an instrument of state action against conflict and violence which are still curtailing development in many countries. It is a useful resource for scholars, researchers, policy makers, and public sector leaders at local, national, regional and global levels in the international effort for people-centred peaceful sustainable development’.

John-Mary, Kauzya, Chief of Public Service Innovation Branch, Division for Public Institutions and Digital Governments, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

‘Even absent the economic and political trauma of a worldwide pandemic, the intensifying polarization characterizing many countries, combined with the rise of an increasingly demagogic brand of populism, makes it evident that all governments are far more fragile than often imagined. Consequently, the excellent worldwide collection of case studies of governance in “conflict affected countries” pulled together by two leading scholars of comparative public administration, Juraj Nemec and Purshottama S. Reddy, has important relevance for citizens, practitioners and scholars in every country where effective governance is a priority’. 

Allan Rosenbaum, President, American Society for Public Administration

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

    Juraj Nemec

  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

    Purshottama S Reddy

About the editors

Purshottama Sivanarain Reddy is Senior Professor and Subnational Governance Specialist at the University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. He is the editor/co-editor of thirteen books on subnational government and currently serves on the editorial/advisory committee of seven journals world-wide. He is currently the Vice–President of Programmes of IASIA and Chairperson of the Programme and Research Committee of IIAS.     

Juraj Nemec is Professor at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, and at the Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. He has published almost 500 scientific publications. He served as the President of the NISPAcee and currently serves as the Vice-President of IASIA and as the member of the CEPA UN.  

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook
USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-74966-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)