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State Modernization and Decentralization Implications for Education and Training in Public Administration: Selected Central European and Global Perspectives

Allan Rosenbaum, Ľudmila Gajdošova

Date: 2003

ISBN: 80-89013-10-4

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The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) sponsored the joint initiative of the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee) and the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) to organize a seminar on public administration education and training in a framework of modernization and decentralization, which was held in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 6-8 December 2001 under the auspicious of the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic.

The papers included in this book were presented during this seminar and the publication was sponsored by the UNDESA.

UNDESA, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, New York, USA
Web Site: http://www.unpan.org/dpepa.asp

IASIA, International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration, Brussels, Belgium
Web Site: http://www.iiasiisa.be

NISPAcee, The Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Web Site: www.nispa.org

Contents

FOREWORD

Guido Bertucci ............................................................................................vii

PREFACE

Yolande Jemiai .............................................................................................ix

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS .....................................................................xii

  1. State Modernization – New Reforms, New Management

State Modernization and the New Public Administrator

Allan Rosenbaum and Ľudmila Gajdošová ................................................3

Towards Integrated Policy Making: Remedying the Public Action Dichotomy through Information and Communication Technology and Learning

Theodore Tsekos ..........................................................................................12

Comparative Approaches to the Development and Implementation of Effective Human Resource Policy

Marie-Christine Meininger .........................................................................19

Public Administration Modernisation and Decentralisation: A Comparative and European Perspective

Paul D. Collins ...........................................................................................23

  1. DemocraticGovernanceandtheProcessesof Decentralization

Decentralization in Comparative Perspective: Some Lessons for Building Effective and Democratic Local Governance

Allan Rosenbaum ........................................................................................33

Decentralization: The Case of Regional Reform in Hungary

László Vass ...................................................................................................42

Decentralisation and Modernisation of Local Public Administration in the Slovak Republic

Jozef Liška ...................................................................................................57


The State Modernization Process and the Decentralization of Chile

Ximena E. Núñez with Javier Espinoza Fajardoand

Cristina A. Rodríguez-Acosta ......................................................................64


III.Implications for EducationandTraining

  1. North AmericanExperiences

Models of Education and Training in Canada

Mohamed Charih ........................................................................................71

The Development and Implementation of Human Resources Management Policy: The Case of the USA

Margaret T. Gordon ....................................................................................77

Management Development in a Turbulent Environment: New Roles and Responsibilities for Schools and Institutes of Administration

Blue Wooldridge ..........................................................................................85

The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in the United States in Delivering Effective Education and Training for Public Administration Reform

Michael Brintnall ........................................................................................94

  1. EuropeanExperiences

The British Civil Service College in Comparative Perspective

Michael Duggett ........................................................................................100

Delivering Effective Education and Training for Public Administration Reform: The Case of Poland

Barbara Kudrycka .....................................................................................109

A Strategy for Education and Training in Public Administration in the Framework of Decentralization and Public Sector Modernization in the Slovak Republic

Gejza Petrík ...............................................................................................117

Public Administration Education and Training in the Slovak Republic: Issues and Problems

Stanislav Konečný .....................................................................................122

Non-governmental Organizations and the Education and

Training of Civil Servants in Georgia

Mzia Mikeladze .........................................................................................128

C. African, Asian and Middle EasternExperiences

Education and Training for Public Administration Reform: An African and South African Perspective

Hendri Kroukamp ....................................................................................138

Capacity Building in Support of the Modernization of Public Administration: The Experience of Tanzania

Gelase Mutahaba .......................................................................................148

Action Learning Practice in the Field of Chinese Public Management: A Case Study of Training and Development for Senior and Middle Civil Servants in Western, Poor Provinces

Chen Weilan ..............................................................................................153

Effective Education and Training for Public Administration Reform: The Case of India

R. K. Mishra ..............................................................................................163

Delivering Effective Education and Training for Public Administrative Reform – The Role of the Public Administration Institute for Turkey and the Middle East

M. Turgay Ergun .......................................................................................169

AFTERWORD

Final Thoughts on Education and Training for Civil Servants and Government officials in Modernising and Decentralised States

Morton R. Davies .....................................................................................175



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