Journal of
Public Administration and Policy Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Adm. Policy Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2480
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 134

Table of Content: October 2014; 6(4)

October 2014

Touching the poor: Re-thinking on millennium development goals by promoting participatory governance and local development

Is there any commitment made to reduce poverty? This is evident because 1.) The concept of poverty is vague, 2.) the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) mostly stop at the national level and not sub national level where there are needs. Less attention is devoted to local institutions and traditional authorities, which are the real agents of local development. In African development, less attention is devoted to...

Author(s): Israel Jacob Massuanganhe

October 2014

Identity, political efficacy and expected political participation among nursing students after 25th January revolution

University students' political participation is of great significance to their own growth and it facilitates a country's democratization process. This study was conducted to investigate the relationship of personal and social identity, political efficacy and expected political participation among nursing students after 25th January 2011 Revolution of Egypt. The study was conducted at the Faculty of Nursing,...

Author(s): Ebtsam Aly Abou Hashish and Neama Mohamed Fouad Kamel

October 2014

E-governance: An imperative for sustainable grass root development in Nigeria

This paper aims to put forward the importance of e-governance in achieving sustainable grassroots development in Nigeria. The emergence of information communication technology has provided opportunity for borderlessness, interconnectedness and de-territorialization of government policies and programmes within the global village. Information communication technology is a necessary political tool set out to reconcile...

Author(s): OJO, John Sunday

October 2014

The changing global Public Administration and its theoretical and practical implications for Africa

‘Classical’ public administration theories, principles and paradigms continually fascinate scholars given their relevance to government practices especially in Africa. As used here, ‘public administration’ (in lower case) denotes government activities whereas ‘Public Administration’, often associated with Woodrow Wilson’s renowned 1887 essay, refers to the subject matter....

Author(s): Dominique E. Uwizeyimana and Kealeboga J. Maphunye

October 2014

Interest groups, voluntary agreements and tobacco control in Ghana

The paper examines the role of tobacco interest groups in obstructing the adoption of tobacco control policies in developing countries using the interest groups and global advocacy network theories. Specifically, it combines expert interviews with review of secondary materials to examine the strategies to promote the adoption of a tobacco control law in Ghana. This study finds that the adoption of the voluntary...

Author(s): Edward Brenya