Readings and class materials for Tuesday, April 4, 2023


  • Chris Tapscott, “Overcoming the Past and Shaping the Future: The Quest for Relevance in Teaching and Researching Public Administration in Africa,” Global Public Policy and Governance 1, no. 4 (December 2021): 468–84,

  • Sarah Brierley, “Unprincipled Principals: Co‐opted Bureaucrats and Corruption in Ghana,” American Journal of Political Science 64, no. 2 (April 2020): 209–22,

  • Pablo Yanguas and Badru Bukenya, New Approaches Confront ‘Old’ Challenges in African Public Sector Reform,” Third World Quarterly 37, no. 1 (January 2, 2016): 136–52,

  • Martin J. Williams and Liah Yecalo‐Tecle, “Innovation, Voice, and Hierarchy in the Public Sector: Evidence from Ghana’s Civil Service,” Governance 33, no. 4 (October 2020): 789–807,

  • Mai Hassan and Thomas O’Mealia, “Representative Bureaucracy, Role Congruence, and Kenya’s Gender Quota,” Governance 33, no. 4 (October 2020): 809–27,