Abbreviation: J. Public Adm. Policy Res.
Start Year: 2009
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DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR2016.0378[Article Number: A8DE0C461743]
Contemporary debates on democracy, good governance and development are greatly inspired by the significant political transformations that have taken place in Africa. In countries like Nigeria where the democratization process is work-in-progress, the intellectual preoccupation has been to reflect critically on how the prevailing political conditions can foster good governance and sustainable development. This paper... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR2016.0367[Article Number: 57B357261197]
The Local Health Councils (LHC) in Brazil is one of the most interesting policy innovations of contemporary Brazilian health reform. Formulated at a time of intense social and institutional change, the LHC can be understood as a social policy resulting from the struggles against the military dictatorship (1964 to 1985) and the battles for hegemony in conducting the re-democratization process. Part of the major health... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR2016.0358[Article Number: 2C571D361199]
Uganda acceded to the International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGTFA) in the year 2003. Despite this, there are still gaps in implementation of the treaty in the country. The article provides insights into the systemic interactions and coalitions among actors in the implementation of the treaty and subsequent barriers to the implementation of the ITPGRFA. Using social network... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR2015.0340[Article Number: 0C411C359655]
This study investigated whether the petitioning of the Municipal Demarcation Board and protesting for own separate municipality by the Malamulele community of the Thulamela Municipality were influenced by tribalism/ethnicity and lack of service delivery in the Malamulele area. This study has found no evidence which suggests that lack of service delivery and ethnicity are behind the demand for own separate municipality... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR2015.0343[Article Number: 1966E3C59210]
This paper explains how Sri Lanka’s Administrative Service has contributed to the use of the Official Language Policy (OLP) in Sri Lanka. This policy supports ‘Sinhala’ and ‘Tamil’ as official languages (that is, mother tongue) and ‘English’ as the link language. However the implementation of this policy has become problematic due to critical ethno-political factors. Since 2009... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR2015.0327[Article Number: E5FE8FB58850]
The Asian economic crisis and the global financial crisis had similar roots, which, in both cases, caused widespread instability. Given that recessions associated with financial crises are longer in duration and impose a higher cost on society, solutions to overcoming these two recessions are particularly important from a practical and academic standpoint. This study shows through factor analysis that there is one... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR2015.0337[Article Number: DB6D08D58252]
This paper seeks to contribute to the local context and experiences on the resettlement policy and implementation management of the hydropower development projects based on documentary and policy review. The paper shows that, since the science of resettlement and rehabilitation is a new marginal science. There is no fixed mode in solving the problem of compensation, resettlement and rehabilitation and each nation,... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR2015.0319[Article Number: 20B9F5A57743]
Performance measurement has become a central feature to the efficiency and effectiveness of the government of Uganda especially with increasing accusations from the citizens on deficits in service delivery in the economic infrastructure cluster Energy and Mineral development, Information and communication technology, works and transport. While most government agencies receive a substantial portion of budget allocations,... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR2015.0310[Article Number: D72D9F153860]
The social marketing orientation seeks to potentialize public health campaigns using five principles: customer focus; focus on the benefits to customers; endeavouring to create value; involving the whole organisation in the process; being aware of customers’ difference. This article aims to identify the Social Marketing principles (and practices) in women’s health programme in the ABC Region, located in the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR2014.0300[Article Number: 721D2F153302]
The study seeks to unravel the factors that affect construction workers’ motivation and the corresponding effect of the identified motivational factors on workers’ performance and overall productivity. The survey revealed that, among the top ten critical factors (teamwork, work based on contract, supervision based on leadership by example and provision of equipment) had great effect on motivation as well as... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR2015.0317[Article Number: A734D2A53304]
This paper contributes to an understanding of the development of governance networks in well-defined space-time contexts. The first aim is to highlight features of public-private networks in tourism, under the perspectives of integration and managerialization, and to deduce general principles from the case study of «sistema turistico locale Sardegna Nord-Ovest». In particular, a set of variables to measure... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR2014.0294[Article Number: 6B3E0B352950]
This study aims to analyze the capital budgeting practices used in port company in Brazil and another in Spain from a comparative perspective. To meet this objective an empirical research was conducted to study these two ports and a questionnaire was administered to collect data. The results showed that the Brazilian port uses only the internal rate of return for capital budgeting analysis combined with the random rate... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR2014.0277[Article Number: 4C0BE6552955]
Promoting and protecting health is essential to human welfare and sustained economic and social development. While there are many ways to promote and sustain health, not all of them are within the confines of the health sector. The circumstances in which people grow, live, work, and age” strongly influence how people live and die. Besides, status of a country with respect to education, housing, food and employment... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR2014.0303[Article Number: 3F5BE7F51539]
The paper evaluates the environmental performance of SPDC and the Nigerian State in ensuring improved environmental quality. It x-rays the company’s efforts and the role of the state in safeguarding the environment. Using descriptive method of data gathering, the paper reveals the negative consequences of oil exploration – agricultural land degradation, air and water pollution. The environmental policies of... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR2015.0311[Article Number: 5FCF3FE51541]
The structure and function of local government of Bangladesh underwent changes during the British and Pakistani rules as well as there had been several changes made to the structure of the local government bodies in the name of decentralization after independence. The institution of local government can help to establish and deepen democratic process and practice as well as ensure participatory development. This paper... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR2013.0262[Article Number: 167B32049771]
The essence of government and administration at local levels is to ensure effective service delivery to the people at the grassroots. By constitutional designs and norms, governance at this level draws more closely to the needs of the people. Effective dispensation of this responsibility depends largely on the capability, knowledge and expertise of the existing institutional actors and structures. Nevertheless, service... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR2014.0289[Article Number: F27BCB749773]
Building an inclusively representative and equitable bureaucracies in a multiethnic, multilingual and multicultural polity is a challenging phenomenon. Being one of such polities, Ethiopia embarked upon multinational federal nation-building policy exactly two decades ago through a constitutional reform. Accordingly, nine regional states and two chartered cities bureaucracies were established besides the federal... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR2013.0260[Article Number: 2CA1E1E49339]
Either due to good leadership or autocracy, one thing stands out, ‘developmental state’ was a success in most of Asian countries, while its discredit is loud in Africa. As a case of all-round failure, virtually all strata of the society have had their blames in the historical trivialization of political participation, governance and development in Nigeria. While some politico-economic paradigms, contingent... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR2014.0296[Article Number: 5D2195649342]
One may look upon the now unfolding events in Burkina Faso from the point of view of rule of law, interpreted with the so-called principal-agent model in the social sciences. Why, then, do many countries in Africa and Asia score low on rule of law, not resolving the principal-agent problem successfully? Is this a legacy from Western colonialism or oriental despotism and tribal forms of power? The principal-agent problem... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR2014.0289[Article Number: 905A42049326]
Mixed-income developments are becoming a common mechanism to transform public housing in urban communities. Housing authorities use this new form of housing to change the demographic profile of deteriorating inner city neighborhoods. The purpose of this study was to examine the conversion of public housing to mixed-income/mixed-use communities through a case analysis of the Broad Creek Renaissance Plan in Norfolk,... Read more.
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