Research Papers/Topics in Public Administration

Reflections on the 2016 U.S presidential elections

 On September 26, 2016, Hillary Clinton was regarded by post-debate polls to have defeated Donald Trump in the first Presidential debate, and her odds of election in the Bet fair prediction market increased from 63 to 69 percent. Given that most financial markets are typically quiet during that time, movements in asset prices likely reflect market participants’ collective view of the impact of the 2016 election. During the debate event window, U.S., UK and Asian stock markets rose, crude o...

What is Development Administraton

An in-depth introduction and summary of "development administration"

RECYCLING LEADERSHIP, AN ANTITHETICAL APPROACH TO YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND NIGERIA FUTURE_BY_Godday Ojore Aghedo

ABSTRACTThis paper addresses the dangers of recycling leadership or political governance on the future of any nation and the development of the young talents and potentials. It suffices to say that it is antithetical to youth development and detrimental to the future of the nation. It is a common practice in Africa to see old people in their 70s and 80s still clinging to political powers. With particular reference to Nigeria, youth participation in the actual governance of the nation h...

National Development and Insecurity in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic: Regretting the Pains and Relishing the Gains

This work tends to examine the nexus between service delivery and development in Nigeria,  highlighting the public service delivery agent in Nigeria as proponents of this,  and whether it has been able to thrive towards affirming development in the Nigeria society. This study is apt,  and adopted a qualitative method to arrive at its findings and recommendations 

The State, Academia and Poverty: Towards a Schema for Effective Poverty Reduction in Nigeria

The phenomenon of poverty has always occupied the central discourse of many organised polities especially given its attendant consequences in a society where it is dominant. Scholars and practitioners have in various ways debated profusely on what causes poverty and its reduction process. While some hold the profound view that the causes of poverty are largely exogenous, others submit that the causes of poverty are endogenous. They largely ascribe poverty to government corruption with limited...

CORRUPTION AS THE MAIN PLAGUE OF NIGERIAN CIVIL SERVICE; THE ANALYSIS IN RETROSPECT

Abstract This study examined corruption as a main plague of Nigerian Civil Service; The Analysis in Retrospect. Hermeneutics model of Analytical Conceptual pattern was adopted for this study. It deduces its facts from literature on records of activities proceeding of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) (which are the main anti-corruption agencies in Nig...

The Role of Informal Organisation in Formal Organisations

The study of organisation is incomplete without the study of the human component of the organisation. It is the interest in the human aspect of organisation that has led to the study of the means and modes of interaction among the employees in, or the workforce of, an organisation as well as the ways in which these interactions affect the organisation as a whole, in its quest for goal-attainment. In other words, the interest in ascertaining the role of human relations in organisations brought...

Relevance of the Social Contract Theory to the Nigerian System of Government

The main thrust of the social contract theory is that the government exists at the behest of the citizens to protect, and to promote the well-being of, the people. This study examines the relevance of the social contract theory to the Nigerian system of government. The term “social contract theory” is defined; the views of the trio of Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau on the social contract theory are presented; the relevance of the social contract theory to the current ...

Management of Disengagement and Accrued Benefits in the Public Sector of Nigeria: A Study of the Federal Civil Service

Abstract:This study examines the management of disengagement and accrued benefits in the public sector of Nigeria, with specific focus on the Federal Civil Service. In doing this, certain objectives which the study aims to achieve were itemized and an assumption is made. Data were collected through from secondary sources and analysed using content analysis. Some literatures were reviewed, and both the contributory and non-contributory schools of thought on pension were used to explain the exi...

A Review of Nigeria's Power Sector Policies

This paper examines the history of the Nigerian electricity market; the National Electric Power Policy of 2001 and its objectives; the Electricity Power Sector Reform Act of 2005; the measures taken to implement the objectives of NEPP 2001; the outcomes of these measures; the challenges impeding against the full actualisation of the objectives. It also considers the aim, implementation and evaluation of the National Integrated ...

An Assessment of Power Sector Policies in Nigeria

In spite of the conscious steps taken by successive governments in Nigeria to combat power shortages and outages over the years, the problem of inadequate power supply in the country perpetuates. This study, therefore, attempted to assess the various policies initiated by the Nigerian government to improve on the provision of electricity in the country over the years. Data for the study were collected through secondary sources....

THE MANGERIAL PROBLEMS OF NIGERIA RAIL WAY CORPORATION (N R C) (A CASE STUDY EASTERN DISTRICT)

ABSTRACTThe development of an efficient transportation system is often regarded as crucial to the process of economic development of a country (Nigeria). This is because transport in any form is essential to the execution of daily economic and social activities in any given area.The Nigeria Railway corporation (N R C) which was established for this purpose of enhancing socio – economic activities in the country, is not living up to expectation. The corporation has been accused of inefficien...

THE IMPORTANCE OF CO-OPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT TO THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION STUDENTS

ABSTRACTThis report provides a comprehensive summary of the basic information on the importance of the course co-operative development to the public administration student. It covers the nature and extent of the use of co-operatives its historical background on its development both in and out of Nigeria and equally show its relevance to the public administration students. The purpose is to make available, in  a single report, the information someone would need to acquire the understandin...

PUBLIC POLICY IMPLEMENTATION

INTRODUCTIONDefinition of Public Policy Implementation:What is Policy Implementation?•    Represents the stage where government executes an adopted policy as specified by the legislation or policy action. •    At this stage, various government agnecies and departments, repsonsible for the respective area of policy, are formally made responsible for implementation. •    Policy implementation is what happens after a bill becomes law. (Theodoulo...

The Civil Service and Economic Development of Nigeria.

Abstract. The civil service has over the period lost its inherited professionalism, political neutrality and developmental meritocratic ethos. The multiplier effect of which is the failure of the efforts made to date to reform and revitalise the Nigeria civil service and create economic development in Nigeria. In this speech, Prof. Ikenna Onyido explored the contributions of the civil service to the legitimisation of the Nigerian state generally and to the attainment of the country’s goal o...


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