1st Edition

The Civil Service in New African States

By A.L. Adu Copyright 1965

    First Published in 1965, the Civil Service in New African States describes the problems and principles relating to the growth and development of the civil services in the newly independent states of Africa. With case studies from Ghana, and a few other West and East African countries, it discusses themes like civil service within machinery of government; administration of the civil service; Africanization policy and programme; the public service commission; structure and functions of ministries and departments; policy-making process; and financial control. This book is a must read for scholars and researchers of African studies, African politics, and public administration.

    1. Introduction 2. Historical Perspectives 3. The Civil Service within Machinery of Government 4. The Structure of the Civil Service 5. Administration of the Civil Service 6. Staff Development – Recruitment and Training 7. The Africanization Policy and Programme 8. The Public Service Commission 9. Staff Relations, Efficiency and Discipline 10. Structure and Functions of Ministries and Departments 11. The Policy-making Process 12. Financial Control 13. Other Public Services 14. Service Standards and Traditions 15. The Civil Service in Contemporary Africa Appendixes


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