The explicitly anti-democratic movement seems to have the ear of a major GOP donor – along with at least two GOP front-runners for the US Senate.
The plan to cut 91,000 civil service jobs could make service delivery impossible after decades of decline.
In his new book, Nigeria Democracy Without Development: How To Fix It, international political economist Omano Edigheji explains why democracy has not led to development in Nigeria.
South Africa’s public sector works somewhat better than those of most other middle-income countries. Yet, unlike them, it has not managed to achieve gains in the midst of messiness.
Kenya faces the dilemma of an ageing workforce. The problem can be addressed by developing a strategic workforce plan for employees.
If work doesn’t need to be done in Ottawa-area offices, does it need to be done in Ottawa at all?
A law from 1969 is still having an impact on nursing pay in Denmark today.
Nyachae always served at the intersection of politics and administration. Nevertheless, he was more of a firm manager than a politician.
For decades, presidents beginning with Andrew Jackson routinely replaced large swaths of the government workforce, often requiring them to pay fees to political parties in exchange for their jobs.
For decades, presidents routinely replaced large swaths of the government workforce, often requiring them to pay fees to political parties in exchange for their jobs.
Professionalism has to start with ministers for it to stand any chance of being embedded throughout the public service.
Politics cannot be separated from emotion, as the past few months have clearly shown.
Chief adviser Dominic Cummings doesn’t have much time for the civil service, preferring political appointees instead.
President Woodrow Wilson told Black leaders, ‘Segregation is not a humiliation but a benefit, and ought to be so regarded by you gentlemen.’ He was one in a long line of racist American presidents.
The science of politics became popular across Europe, alongside the rise of capitalism and empire in the 19th century.
Dominic Cummings should read up on a deeply flawed experiment from the 1940s before he reads through those job applications.
Transforming the civil service needs to go far beyond what degree new recruits studied.
Boris Johnson’s adviser is asking job applicants to give him their all. And in return? He’ll fire them on the spot if they don’t fit in.
In the US, some federal departments become known as ‘turkey farms’ – stuffed with loyal but ultimately useless political appointees.
Public officials are now in the spotlight: Does the public view them as professionals, bound by duty, or as elites who invoke ideals while pursuing their own agendas?