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  • ID: 1910497
  • February 2009
  • 264 Pages
  • VDM Publishing House

This book strongly suggests that the management of
intergovernmental relations (IGR) in the governance
of any state does present opportunities for
improving government service delivery. Two
countries with different governance systems, namely,
Nigeria(a federal state) and South Africa(a unitary
state), provide the context of the case studies. The
author identified and analysed four IGR cases in
each country. In the case analysis, due
consideration was given to the historical and socio-
political context of the selected countries, the
structures, the facilitative role of IGR in
development as well as in current delivery
imperatives. The book reveals a range of IGR
complexities around the management of structures,
the inevitability of overlaps, and the need to
strike a balance between independence and the
alignment of roles amongst government units. From
the analysis, critical elements needed for
successful IGR management in both unitary and
federalist systems are identified and linked to the
principles of Public Administration.

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Isioma, Ile.
DR Isioma Ile is presently a Senior Lecturer at the School of
Government, University of the Western Cape. A member of
various research teams, is widely published in accredited public
Administration journals and is regional editor, African Journal
of Public Affairs. She is married with three lovely daughters –
Chloe, Charlene

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