1st Edition

Education and Research in Public Administration in Africa

Edited By Adebayo Adedeji, Colin Baker Copyright 1974

    Originally published in 1974, this book is a valuable contribution to the literature about the African context of public administration. The application of research to public administration and the communication of research findings are discussed in depth. All aspects of the subject are presented: non-university based, non-academic institutes as well as undergraduate and post-graduate programmes. The book concludes with some non-African comparisons from Australia, France, the USA and UK.

    1. Education and Research in Public Administration in Africa – An Overview Adebayo Adedeji Part 1: A General Review 2. Major Issues in Public Administration Education and Research for Development D. C. Stone 3. Assessing the Effectiveness of administrative Training in Africa J. H. Gilmer 4. African Institutes of Public Administration: Towards the End of the Beginning L. Rowland Part 2: Public Administration Education 5. The Rationale and Scope of Graduate Programmes in Public Administration in Africa Adebayo Adedeji 6. The Zaria Experience in Teaching Public Administration at Undergraduate Level Edward Muth and Roger Simmons 7. Undergraduate-Level Teaching in Public Administration in Africa: A Comparative Study of Francophone and Anglophone Approaches Ladipo Adamolekun 8. Teaching Public Administration in Congo-Kinshasa Jeswald W. Salacuse 9. Teaching Public Administration in Ghana D. K. Greenstreet and James Nti 10. Teaching Public Administration in Malawi Colin Baker 11. Teaching Public Administration in Nigeria Omorogbe Nwanwene 12. Teaching Public Administration in the Sudan Muddathir Abdel-Rahim 13. Teaching Public Administration in the United Arab Republic I. A. El Borollosy Part 3: Public Administration Research 14. An Historiographical Perspective on Administrative Studies in Africa A. H. M. Kirk-Greene 15. The Strategy for Basic Research D. J. Murray 16. Basic Research: Priorities and Strategies David Kimble 17. Research Methodology and Communication of Research Findings Goran Hyden Part 4: Some Non-African Comparisons 18. Australia R. N. Spann 19. France F. Gazier 20. The United Kingdom A. H. Hanson 21. The United States of America E. V. Mittlebeeler


    Adebayo Adedeji was Nigeria's Federal Commissioner for Economic Development and Reconstruction from 1971 to 1975. In June 1975, he was appointed Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and remained in this position until July 1991. He founded the African Centre for Development and Strategic Studies (ACDESS), a non-governmental independent continental non-profit, think-tank dedicated to multi-disciplinary and strategic studies on and for Africa. Adedeji was elected a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences in 1991.

    Colin Baker was Principal of the Institute of Public Administration, University of Malawi and an acknowledged authority on the government and administration of Malawi. He was Deputy Director of the Insitute of Administration, University of Ife, Nigeria.