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Book reviews: China in Africa; Welfare systems in Latin America; management reform in Napoleonic countries

China in AfricaIn the current issue of Governance (January 2011), Brian Levy of the World Bank reviews The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa by Deborah Brautigam — a “superb book” about China’s distinctive approach to engagement with African governments.   Open access to the review.   Alex Segura-Ubriego‘s Political Economy of the Welfare State is “the first comprehensive and systematic effort to advance our knowledge of Latin American welfare systems,” according to Barbara Zarate of the University of Oxford.   Open access to the review.  And Riccardo Mussari of University of Siena reviews Public Management Reform and Modernization by Edoardo Ongaro.  Ongaro’s book “fills a significant gap” by assessing management reforms in the Napoleonic countries of of central and southern Europe.   Open access to the review.

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March 25, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Book reviews: Chinese unemployment, Laegrid festschrift

In the current issue of Governance (23.4, October 2010), Lu Zhang reviews The Chinese Worker After Socialism by William Hurst of the University of Texas Austin.  Zhang says that the book “stands out” for its careful examination of the fate of workers laid off by China’s state-owned enterprises: “The book is comprehensive, informative, and rich in details concerning several main issues regarding the laid-off SOE workers.” Read the review.  And Martin Painter reviews Change and Continuity in Public Sector Organizations, a festschrift in honor of SOG member Per Laegrid.  “The book is a showcase of the kind of public administration scholarship that Laegrid has exemplified,” says Painter. Read the review.

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October 25, 2010 at 2:39 pm