Governance and Institutional Re-engineering
Editor: Ann Marie Bissessar
Date Of Publication: Mar 2008
Governance and Institutional Re-engineering comprises a series of thought-provoking articles on governance and the institutions of governance. It commences with what amounts to a plea by a well- respected academician in the field of Public Administration, Gerald Caiden, in an article entitled "Towards Cleaner Government." The book brings together scholars from across the world. In setting out their various perspectives, integrity in public life, women and politics and neighbourhood management among the various themes, the writers demonstrate the range and diversity of debates involved in the governance of any country. The book was certainly successful in presenting an interesting, informed, well-written discussion of contemporary challenges and recent discussions in the field of government and public administration.
Ann Marie Bissessar has a PH.D in Government from the University of the West Indies. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad. Dr Bissessar is the author of twelve books, one of which, Colonial Administration and Structural Adjustment: The Agony of Reform ( School of Continuing Studies, 2001) argues that to a large extent the public services of many ex-colonies of Britain are trapped by their previous experiences, structures and processes. In another book, The Forgotten Factor ( School of Continuing Studies, 2002) she observes that a failure of reformers is that they neglect to consult with the middle and level public officers who best know the daily challenges and can perhaps offer some useful remedies for reforming the public services. She has to date written over fifty articles on the area of reform, human resource and productivity and has worked as a consultant with CIDA, the UNDP and the IADB. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Governance and Institutional Re-engineering is indeed a timely addition to the academic literature on a now well-discussed phenomenon referred to as ‘governance.’ In this book, thirteen academics from around the globe presented differing and unique perspectives on ‘governance’ and the mechanisms involved in governance. The book exposes readers with issues and challenges presented by leading academics from the UK, Canada, Africa and the Caribbean. Themes vary from women and the political process, neighbourhood management, representative bureaucracy, HIV/AIDS and health care and integrity in public life. It explores the varying facets of governance and provides many thought provoking questions and debates on areas that are all critical in the governance process. This is certainly a book that provides very useful information for policy makers, politicians, students and interested citizens."
Evan M Berman, Huey McElveen Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at Louisiana State University.
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