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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 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.
Kelechi A. Kalu is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Northern Colorado and the current President of the Southwestern International Studies Association.
Contents: Introduction: the role of ideas, theory and model of public policy process in Africa, Kelechi A. Kalu; 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 continent, Valentine Udoh James; The state, macroeconomic performance and development in Africa, John Mukum Mbaku; Agenda setting: domestic and foreign policy in Africa, Kelechi A. Kalu; Public sector management policies in Sub-Saharan Africa, Robert Dibie; From the margins to the center: ICTs as tools for development, Patience Idaraesit Akpan-Obong. Case Studies and Issues of Public Policy in Africa: Social factors relating to maternal mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa, Cynthia Theresa Cook; The role of women in Africa's economic development, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Andrea Merrick; Privatization policy, challenges and prospect(s) for sustainable development in Nigeria, Robert Dibie; Cameroon's endangered environment: economic policy and forest loss, Moses K. Tesi; The role of Non Governmetal Organizations in public policy in Africa, Andrew I. Ewoh; Reconstructing the State: constitutionalism as public policy in Africa, Julius O. Ihonvbere; Index.
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