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C4SP Webinar Series: Administrative Traditions in African Countries

  • 1.  C4SP Webinar Series: Administrative Traditions in African Countries

    Posted 02-13-2024 06:54
    Edited by Kira Kristal Reed 02-13-2024 08:48

    We're thrilled to announce the launch of this year's Centre for African Smart Public Value Governance Webinar Series aimed at exploring the complexity of Administrative Traditions across six African democracies together with scholars from local universities: Botswana (Mogopodi Lekorwe), Cape Verde (Crisanto Barros), Ghana (Nana Yaa A. Gyamfi), Mauritius (Adeelah Kodabux, Amar Seeam), Senegal (Moustapha Mbengue), and South Africa (Jess Auerbach Jahajeeah).

    Inaugural Speaker:

    B. Guy Peters (University of Pittsburgh, US)


    To set the stage for future discussions, Prof. B. Guy Peters delves during the initial session into the concept of Administrative Traditions and explores how contemporary public administration is shaped by both its historical roots and modern ideas about the organization and functioning of public bureaucracy. This webinar posits that there are administrative traditions – such as the Anglo-American, Napoleonic, Germanic, and Scandinavian – dating back centuries that still influence administrative behavior today. Furthermore, it examines how the administrative traditions of colonial powers have shaped contemporary administrations in Africa and interact with local forms of governance. These discussions on traditions and persistence are also viewed in the context of the numerous efforts to reform and change public organizations. 


    6th of March 2024

    2 - 3:30 PM Central Africa Time; 1 - 2:30 PM Central European Time; 7 - 8:30 AM Eastern Standard Time; 8 - 9:30 PM Singapore Standard Time


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    Emamdeen Fohim
    Post Doctorate Fellow
    University of Bern