‘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