Management, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Dec  2017, Pages 1-15; DOI: 10.31058/j.mana.2017.11001 10.31058/j.mana.2017.11001

Public Administration and Traditional Administrative System in Africa: The Ecological Nexus

Management, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Dec  2017, Pages 1-15.

DOI: 10.31058/j.mana.2017.11001

Salisu Ojonemi PAUL 1* , Muhammed Attai Alih 2 , Enojo Audu 3

1 Public Administration and Local Government Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

2 Department of Public Administration, Federal Polytechnic Idah, Kogi State Nigeria

3 Department of Public Administration, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Nigeria

Received: 18 December 2017; Accepted: 1 January 2018; Published: 8 January 2018

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Abstract

In the new States of Africa, contemporary public administration entails the imposition or super-imposition of the elements of western bureaucratic model on the existing traditional ties. Therefore, this paper is situated on the basis of the problem in the unsettled matters constituting the international question involving bureaucratization and traditional administration in Africa. With dependence on qualitative data supported by textual examination, the implications of the composite synthesis between public administration and traditional administrative system amongst African states were highlighted. The recommendations submitted which ranges from decentralization and restructuring of public administrative system, to enhancement of harmonization and efficiency of public administration in Africa with the traditional administrative structural ecology are capable of addressing the challenge of disagreement which has hampered qualitative public service delivery in Africa.

Keywords

Administration, Bureaucracy, Ecology, Government, Tradition

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