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Routledge Handbook of Public Policy in Africa

Edited by: Gedion Onyango

Print publication date:  December  2021
Online publication date:  December  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367516215
eBook ISBN: 9781003143840
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781003143840
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Book description

This Handbook provides an authoritative and foundational disciplinary overview of African Public Policy and a comprehensive examination of the practicalities of policy analysis, policymaking processes, implementation, and administration in Africa today.

The book assembles a multidisciplinary team of distinguished and upcoming Africanist scholars, practitioners, researchers and policy experts working inside and outside Africa to analyse the historical and emerging policy issues in 21st-century Africa. While mostly attentive to comparative public policy in Africa, this book attempts to address some of the following pertinent questions:

? How can public policy be understood and taught in Africa?

? How does policymaking occur in unstable political contexts, or in states under pressure?

? Has the democratisation of governing systems improved policy processes in Africa?

? How have recent transformations, such as technological proliferation in Africa, impacted public policy processes?

? What are the underlying challenges and potential policy paths for Africa going forward?

The contributions examine an interplay of prevailing institutional, political, structural challenges and opportunities for policy effectiveness to discern striking commonalities and trajectories across different African states.

This is a valuable resource for practitioners, politicians, researchers, university students, and academics interested in studying and understanding how African countries are governed.

Chapter 25 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  A public policy approach to governance in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The social science foundations of public policy in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Researching and teaching public policy and governance in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Theorising public policy in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Public authority in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The institutional logics perspective and policymaking in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Pockets of Effectiveness (POEs) in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Policy images in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Reflections on the political economy of public policy analysis in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The role and impact of international bureaucrats in policymaking in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Traditional chiefs as institutional entrepreneurs in policymaking and implementation in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Public participation and policymaking in local governance in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Framing political policy communications in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Policy evaluation in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Public policymaking in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Historical perspectives of policymaking and administration in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The media and policymaking in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Public-private partnership and public policy in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Rationales for and policy implications of implementing semi-autonomous revenue authorities in sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Evolution and change of communication policy in postcolonial Africa Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Multiculturalism and policymaking in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The politics of public policy in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Political parties, political change and public policy in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Political transition, policy change and implementation in Zambia Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Executive policymaking during national crisis Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Political leadership and public policy in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Public policy and election administration in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Democratising policy implementation in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Competing interests and lack of policy ownership of the reform agenda Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Public policy in Cameroon Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The politics of decentralisation Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Indigenisation policy in the extractive sector in Zimbabwe Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Policy learning and policy failure in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Investing in the people? Analysis of education policies in Angola Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Public-private partnerships as predictors of success Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Policy issues in the harmonisation of quality assurance systems for higher education in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Control programmes for Africa's parasites Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Between marketisation and public interest discourses in health policy delivery Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Confronting epidemics Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Food and nutrition security policies in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Public policy and social protection in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  42:  A genealogy of policies on poor and vulnerable children and youth in Kenya Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Women in policy-making in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Gender mainstreaming in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Women and social policies in South Africa and Sierra Leone Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Women legislators in legislative policymaking in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Public policy and disaster management Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Migration frameworks in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Evolution of trade policy and regional integration in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Open innovation systems and public policy in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Africa's new megacities Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Environmental policies in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Petroleum extraction in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  54:  The unintended industrial policy benefits of COVID-19 in Africa Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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