The state of the public service

 

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dc.contributor.author Naidoo, Vinothan
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-07T10:27:07Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-07T10:27:07Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Naidoo, V. (2005). The state of the public service. In Daniel, J., Southall, R. & Lutchman, J. (eds.), State of the Nation: South Africa 2004-2005. Cape Town: HSRC Press. 112-134. en_ZA
dc.identifier.isbn 0-7969-2086-9 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22427
dc.description.abstract The transformation of the public service in South Africa is an all-encompassing project corresponding to the complexities of wider political and socio-economic change. Despite these complexities, there appear to be interrelated yet discernible dimensions in the post-apartheid evolution of the public service, which require comment. One dimension emphasises practical-administrative capacity for improving the processes of executing public policy. Another dimension emphasises historical-political factors of culture change, which forces a consideration of the normative basis of transformation itself, and the influence of such factors on evaluating the effectiveness of measures to enhance practical administrative capacity. It often appears that, in urgently responding to severe socio-economic disparities and deprivation, calls to strengthen practical-administrative capacity risk sterility in underplaying historical-political factors associated with wider public service transformation. This chapter follows from this observation, and debates the substance of practical administrative improvement in the public service, referred to in recent presidential ‘State of the Nation’ speeches, against the background of historical and political factors inherited from the pre-liberation period. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher HSRC Press en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) *
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dc.title The state of the public service en_ZA
dc.type Book en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Book chapter en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Political Studies en_ZA
dc.publisher.location Cape Town en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Naidoo, V. (2005). <i>The state of the public service</i>. Cape Town: HSRC Press. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22427 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Naidoo, Vinothan. <i>The state of the public service</i>. Cape Town: HSRC Press. 2005. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22427. en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Naidoo V. The state of the public service. Cape Town: HSRC Press; 2005.http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22427 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Book AU - Naidoo, Vinothan AB - The transformation of the public service in South Africa is an all-encompassing project corresponding to the complexities of wider political and socio-economic change. Despite these complexities, there appear to be interrelated yet discernible dimensions in the post-apartheid evolution of the public service, which require comment. One dimension emphasises practical-administrative capacity for improving the processes of executing public policy. Another dimension emphasises historical-political factors of culture change, which forces a consideration of the normative basis of transformation itself, and the influence of such factors on evaluating the effectiveness of measures to enhance practical administrative capacity. It often appears that, in urgently responding to severe socio-economic disparities and deprivation, calls to strengthen practical-administrative capacity risk sterility in underplaying historical-political factors associated with wider public service transformation. This chapter follows from this observation, and debates the substance of practical administrative improvement in the public service, referred to in recent presidential ‘State of the Nation’ speeches, against the background of historical and political factors inherited from the pre-liberation period. CY - Cape Town DA - 2005 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PP - Cape Town PY - 2005 SM - 0-7969-2086-9 T1 - The state of the public service TI - The state of the public service UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22427 ER - en_ZA


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