1st Edition

Public Administration in the Middle East and North Africa

Edited By Shahjahan Bhuiyan Copyright 2023
    210 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    210 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book examines the status of public administration in eight countries—the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Sudan, and Libya—in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This volume explores the issues, perspectives, traditions, and cultures that shape the operation of public administration in the region. This book also offers critical narratives on how the region’s governments manage the state and statecrafts regarding their governance design. It reflects on the multiplicity of public administration structures, functions, processes, and procedures, as well as reform schemes, which are critical in achieving good governance to continuously improve the human condition in the MENA region. Public Administration in the Middle East and North Africa will be of interest to scholars, practitioners, and students concerned with the ways in which technological change, knowledge accumulation, and dissemination can increase a state’s effective governance capacity.

    Foreword by B. Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh is freely available to download on the Routledge website.

    Foreword by B Guy Peters [available for free download on the Routledge webpage]


    Shahjahan Bhuiyan 

    Part I: Public Administration in the Middle East Countries 

    1. Theory and Practice of Public Administration Reforms: The Case of United Arab Emirates 

    Abu Elias Sarker and Mohammad Habibur Rahman 

    2. Reconstruction of Turkish Public Administration Under the New Presidential Government System   

    Yılmaz Üstüner 

    3. Public Administration in the Republic of Lebanon: Recent Reforms, Current Constraints, and Future Prospects 

    Thomas W. Haase 

    4. Public Administration and Development in Jordan 

    Jamil E. Jreisat 

    Part II: Public Administration in the North African Countries 

    5. Governance and Public Administration Reform in Morocco: A "Glocal" Perspective 

    Rabia Naguib 

    6. Institutional and Economic Reforms Challenges During a Democratic Transition: A Case Study from Tunisia 

    Nizar Jouini and Taoufik Rajhi 

    7. The Erosion of Public Administration in Sudan 

    Ibrahim Elnur 

    8. Libya’s Public Administration: Burdens of the Past and Challenges of Transition 

    Youssef Mohammad Sawani 


    Shahjahan Bhuiyan is Associate Professor of Public Administration at The American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt. Currently, he is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Administration in the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at AUC. He has published a number of books, book chapters, and journal articles.

    "Public Administration in the Middle East and North Africa is a welcome addition to the comparative public administration cannon. This edited volume increases the field’s knowledge about public administration about an underexplored region."

    Trevor Brown, Dean at John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University & President of Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)

    "This book is a valuable addition to the small but growing literature on public administration and governance in the Middle East and North Africa. The wide variety of topics covered in the book would be of great benefit to scholars as well as practitioners of public administration, public policy, and development studies."

    M Ramesh, Professor & UNESCO Chair of Social Policy Design in Asia, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore & President of International Public Policy Association (IPPA)