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New Book; Must Read

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by Kamundu, Mar 17, 2011.

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    Kamundu JF-Expert Member

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    Privatization, Sustainable Economic Growth, and Human Development in Developing Countries is a "must read" for researchers, scholars, and development studies students whose focus is on Africa and other developing areas of the world.

    The authors certainly articulate the role of the private sector in the sustainability of economic prosperity and the capacity building in developing countries. It must be emphasized that this book is particularly useful to students who are seeking development models that can be operationalized in an African community. The book is strongly recommended for research libraries, university libraries, scholars, mid-management development officers, and both governmental and non-governmental entities.-Valentine James, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

    Privatization and Sustainable Development in Developing Countries: A Case Study From Tanzania, by Richard J. Mushi and Maurice Y. Mongkuo, provides an in-depth assessment of the impact of sustainable development reform through privatization of public functions on economic growth and human development in a developing country setting.

    Beginning with a comprehensive discussion of the evolution and conceptual framework of sustainable development, this book presents major public policy issues involved in governments' reliance of privatized management strategy and its propensity to achieve both economic growth and human development in the long term.

    Using the United Republic of Tanzania as a country-specific case study
    , a longitudinal comparison of the economic growth and human development trends during the period when the government shifted from a non-privatized to a privatized management strategy, authors Mushi and Mongkuo found that, with the exception of dead rate, reform through privatization of public functions seem to have resulted in sustained economic growth and human development over time.

    The contents and methodological approach presented in Privatization and Sustainable Development in Developing Countries contribute significantly to research and scholarly discourse of major public policy reform which scholars and practitioners will find invaluable in formulating and implementing effective public policy reforms in developing countries.

    About the Authors & Editors:
    Richard J. Mushi is assistant professor of rural public policy and planning at the Mississippi Valley State University.
    Maurice Y. Mongkuo is associate professor of public administration at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

    $60.00 | Cloth | 0-7391-6555-0 | 978-0-7391-6555-3 | Apr 2011 | 150 pp.
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    Researcher Senior Member

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    One must read the book on forms of sustainability they talk about, and what empirical information they drew their story from to support this argument.Also how they treat issues like corruption behind the process as well as evaluation/value for money on our sold properties.