This Handbook provides an authoritative and foundational disciplinary overview of African Public Policy and a comprehensive examination of the practicalities of policy analysis, policymaking processes, implementation, and administration in Africa today.
The book assembles a multidisciplinary team of distinguished and upcoming Africanist scholars, practitioners, researchers and policy experts working inside and outside Africa to analyse the historical and emerging policy issues in 21st-century Africa. While mostly attentive to comparative public policy in Africa, this book attempts to address some of the following pertinent questions:
- How can public policy be understood and taught in Africa?
- How does policymaking occur in unstable political contexts, or in states under pressure?
- Has the democratisation of governing systems improved policy processes in Africa?
- How have recent transformations, such as technological proliferation in Africa, impacted public policy processes?
- What are the underlying challenges and potential policy paths for Africa going forward?
The contributions examine an interplay of prevailing institutional, political, structural challenges and opportunities for policy effectiveness to discern striking commonalities and trajectories across different African states.
This is a valuable resource for practitioners, politicians, researchers, university students, and academics interested in studying and understanding how African countries are governed.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part Part I|71 pages
Research, theory and teaching African public policy
part Part II|84 pages
Understanding policy framing in Africa
chapter 9|10 pages chapter 10|11 pages chapter 11|11 pages chapter 12|11 pages part Part III|34 pages
Understanding public policymaking in Africa
chapter 16|11 pages part Part IV|48 pages
Understanding policy reforms in Africa
chapter 19|13 pages
Rationales for and policy implications of implementing semi-autonomous revenue authorities in sub-Saharan Africa
chapter 20|10 pages part Part V|66 pages
Understanding politics and public policy in Africa
chapter 23|12 pages chapter 25|12 pages chapter 26|9 pages part Part VI|71 pages
Understanding policy implementation outcomes in Africa
chapter 28|11 pages chapter 29|12 pages chapter 30|11 pages chapter 31|12 pages chapter 32|11 pages part Part VII|38 pages
Implementing education policies in Africa
chapter 35|12 pages part Part VIII|39 pages
Understanding health policies and disease control in Africa
chapter 37|11 pages chapter 38|11 pages part Part IX|35 pages
Understanding food security and social protection policies in Africa
chapter 41|11 pages part Part X|50 pages
Understanding women, gender and public policy in Africa
chapter 44|12 pages part Part XI|35 pages
Understanding crisis management,migrationand regional trade policies
chapter 47|11 pages part Part XII|61 pages
Understanding emerging policy issues and challenges in Africa