South African governance in review : anti-corruption, local government, traditional leadership

Abstract: The following three issues are discussed: public sector anti-corruption, local government restructuring, and traditional leadership and governance. Key measures by the South-African government to combat corruption are reviewed and administrative and legal weaknesses that remain are highlighted. Author(s): Jackson, Paula Source(s): , ix, 53 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2009 HSRC press, Cape Town…

Organizational legitimacy, capacity and capacity development : paper

Abstract: In international development settings legitimacy of often externally introduced innovations or reforms is crucial. Isomorphism dynamics and the socially constructed nature of legitimacy are key dimensions in the analysis of organizational capacity and capacity-building. Author(s): Brinkerhoff, Derick W. Source(s): , 22 cm, ill., tabs Published: 2005 University of Kansas. Public management research association (PMRA)],…

The new public management in developing countries

Abstract: The differences between management decentralization and political decentralization are outlined and their relationship to new public management (NPM) reforms is discussed. Author(s): Polidano, Charles Source(s): , Public policy and management working paper series; 13 37 p., 30 cm Public policy and management working paper series 13 Published: 1999 University of Manchester. Institute for development…