Book: A call for action: A reflection on the tenets of Public Administration
The purpose of this book is to provide research and information to guide readers in the effort to strengthen public administration scholarship in South Africa, and to contribute to the debate on the discourse on the global stage.
Readers should be introduced to a new perspective for the understanding of the public administration. This includes the measuring of student engagement in universities, the reason behind the under-achievement of performance plans, training and development needs of public servants, sustainability for service delivery, the debate between downsizing and taxing, as well as cultural dynamics and the influence thereof on public discourse, among others.
All academics, professionals and researchers concerned with policy sustainability, and the translation thereof as guidance to public administrators, political office holders and the public.
1. Local government and traditional leadership in response to service delivery.
2. Supply Chain Management (SCM) challenges and interventions in the public sector.
3. Planning, monitoring, evaluation and performance management.
4. Ethics and Accountability: Rebuilding trust in the public service.
5. Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) and cultural dynamics.
6. Skills development, technology and innovations in enhancing service delivery.
Please submit your chapter proposal to AOSIS Scholarly Books on or by 30 September 2020. Your proposal must include a one-page outline of your chapter identifying main sources of information and a one-page biography listing the institutional affiliation (Department, Faculty, Institution, City, Country) of all authors, position, publications, educational background and any other relevant information.
Proposals can be submitted using the online submission portal at https://books.aosis.co.za by logging into your account. Proceed to ‘Submissions’, clicking on ‘New Submission’, and ensuring that ‘Association of Southern African Schools and Departments of Public Administration and Management Book Series’ is selected from the series menu when submitting. Ensure to complete the 5-step submission process.
This peer-reviewed book is scheduled to form part of the Association of Southern African Schools and Departments of Public Administration and Management Book Series. Previous publications in this series can be found here; further information on the submission requirements for chapters can be found on the AOSIS Scholarly Books Submission Guidelines page.
Prof E.O.C. Ijeoma, University of Fort Hare, South Africa
Prof. M. Kanyane, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa
30 September 2020: Submission of chapter proposals to be considered for inclusion in the book.
9 October 2020: Submission of fully written, invited chapters.
Any queries regarding the submission process may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.