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: 151

Table of Content: February 2011; 3(2)

February 2011

Ethnic politics and its implications for the survival of democracy in Nigeria

  Nigeria is a multi-ethnic nation with cultural differences between its component ethnic groups. From the north to the coast, the range in types of social system, dress, diet and languages far exceeds that to be found elsewhere in the world. This diversity has resulted into two major problems namely: problems arising between the larger ethnic groups and the hostility that derives from competition between...

Author(s):  B. Salawu and A. O. Hassan

February 2011

Reading the relationship between governance and public relations regarding two paradigms

  In this study, the concepts of culture, public relations and governance as well as the relationships among them have been studied with regard to the critical theory. How the concepts are read and perceived determine how they are signified and known; and what is known about them defines how they are perceived. What we perceive and internalize build our social practices. In Bourdieu’s terms, the...

Author(s): Seda Çakar-Mengü and YeÅŸim Güçdemir

February 2011

Improving public management as a development imperative: Developing a practical research approach for Bangladesh

  Public management in developing countries like Bangladesh is characterized by long bureaucracy, unnecessary procedures, and they are not customer (citizen) friendly. Many a times, there is good intention from politically elected officials and career public managers. But they are not aware of the basic rules of the game and modern management practices. Most of the public sector management reform studies are...

Author(s): Moslehuddin Khaled and Rashid A. Chowdhury

February 2011

Energy poverty and the leadership question in Nigeria: An overview and implication for the future

  Energy resources remain the key to industrialization of any nation especially when judiciously and effectively harnessed for developmental purposes. More so, energy availability and its proper harnessment is a strong factor in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Nigeria and other countries. The place of foresighted leadership in all these cannot be overemphasised. Unfortunately, Nigeria is...

Author(s): Agba, Micheal Sunday