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Governance and Institutional Re-engineering

Editor(s): Ann Marie Bissessar

Book Description

Governance and Institutional Re-engineering comprises a series of thought-provoking articles on governance and the institutions of governance. It commences with what amounts to a plea by a well- respected academician in the field of Public Administration, Gerald Caiden, in an article entitled "Towards Cleaner Government." The book brings together scholars from across the world. In setting out their various perspectives, integrity in public life, women and politics and neighbourhood management among the various themes, the writers demonstrate the range and diversity of debates involved in the governance of any country. The book was certainly successful in presenting an interesting, informed, well-written discussion of contemporary challenges and recent discussions in the field of government and public administration.


ISBN-13: 978-1-8471-8478-8
ISBN-10: 1-84718-478-2
Date of Publication: 01/03/2008
Pages / Size: 290 / A5
Price: £39.99


Ann Marie Bissessar has a PH.D in Government from the University of the West Indies. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad. Dr Bissessar is the author of twelve books, one of which, Colonial Administration and Structural Adjustment: The Agony of Reform ( School of Continuing Studies, 2001) argues that to a large extent the public services of many ex-colonies of Britain are trapped by their previous experiences, structures and processes. In another book, The Forgotten Factor ( School of Continuing Studies, 2002) she observes that a failure of reformers is that they neglect to consult with the middle and level public officers who best know the daily challenges and can perhaps offer some useful remedies for reforming the public services. She has to date written over fifty articles on the area of reform, human resource and productivity and has worked as a consultant with CIDA, the UNDP and the IADB. Email: