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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

de Montricher receives SOG’s Kloeti award

The board of SOG, the IPSA Structure and Organisation of Government Research Committee, has given the 2010 Ulrich Kloeti Award to Nicole de Montricher of Université de Paris II.

SOG is the academic sponsor of Governance.  The Kloeti award is given in honor of Ulrich Kloeti, a founding member of SOG and its co-chair for ten years.  It recognizes scholars who have made exceptional contributions to research in the field through a sustained career.  The award nomination credits Professor de Montricher for  having “an immense impact on the study of public and administration in France.”

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June 15, 2010 at 3:56 am

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Explaining a watershed moment in French public management reform

Anne CorbettA watershed in public management reform in France was crossed in 2001 with the adoption of new legislation for the planning and control of public expenditure. In the current issue of Governance (23.2), Anne Corbett provides an original account of the process that led to adoption of the Organic Law on Laws of Finance, or LOLF — an outcome that many of the players involved considered “miraculous.”  Corbett says that the case study reinforces the view that “political leadership and policy entrepreneurship are important characteristics” of key episodes in reform.   Read more: Public Management Policymaking in France: Legislating the Organic Law on Laws of Finance (LOLF), 1998-2001.

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May 7, 2010 at 5:46 pm