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Representation of the bureaucracy

Why is it that bureaucracies tend to be represented by people of certain class, ethnic group or gender. For example, why are some parts of the bureaucracy dominated by males and some other parts of the bureaucracy by females? Why is it that top officers in a bureaucracy usually come from a certain school, occupied…

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Can big data divide us?

The internet and technologies associated with it, are great social, economic and political leveler. Facebook, twitter, online publications have democratized knowledge. They have changed how we perceive power structures. With the internet, information is no longer the monopoly of the few in the power hierarchy. But as much as we are impressed with the ubiquitous…

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How do you prescribe a public policy?

When it comes to prescribing policy, policy makers are greeted with numerous policy recommendations. Let say, you want to develop an economic diversification policy. One option is of course to do nothing. Another option is to look at existing economic activities and attempt to deepen and broaden each of the activities to create new value…

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Examining the Collaborative Process

Below is my latest article on collaborative governance. This is another effort at detailing the need for administrative reform, specifically for states to embrace new forms of administrative arrangement that take into account the rapid change that we are experiencing. Public administration is under pressure to reinvent itself. The old ways of doing thing is…

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The Middle East , A Quick Assessment.

The US recently confirmed the death of ISIS leader Abu-Bakr Al Bagdadi during a US military raid in Northwestern Syria. This is a win in the fight against terrorism and a welcome news for those wanting lasting peace in the region. The death of Al-Baghdadi could well be an important turning point to the ongoing…