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Attempts a critical evaluation of the theoretical foundation of the local government system in Nigeria. Re‐assesses Nigeria′s idea of three‐tier federalism both as a theory of federal organization and as a policy reform. Reviews the different definitions of “tiered federalism” and attempts to...
Examines the principles which underlie the costing of police services when these services do not fit the rubric of being purely “public” goods. In such instances, it is necessary to determine a unit cost for charging a user fee. As the unit price (marginal cost) of the goods is charged, either...
There is great emphasis in local authorities for strategy development to reflect the characteristics and views of a local populace. Initiating research which effectively supports strategy development is problematic, as the gaps in strategists′ knowledge of a populace are not self‐evident....
Addresses the general issue of the effective management of public relief programmes. Proposes that in the search for an appropriate guiding framework, public administrators could overcome some of the perennial problems stemming from lack of management continuity between ad hoc programmes by...
Attempts to answer the question “Does politics make any difference?” by comparing the total spending of local authorities under three types of political control over seven years. Considers statistical data for a seven‐year period in the light of party‐political manifesto undertakings over...
Outlines some of the dramatic changes which have had an impact on public sector organizations in the United Kingdom, and the likely effects for employees. Argues that enhanced demands which have accompanied these changes create a cumulative spiral of pressures for organization members, rendering...
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