Public Administration in the Middle East and North Africa

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Dixon J., Bhuiyan S., Ustuner Y.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, vol.41, no.10, pp.759-764, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01900692.2018.1433207
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.759-764
  • Keywords: Public administration, Governance, Reform, Middle East, North Africa


This article highlights the objective of the special issue which is to understand the status of public administration in six profiled countries - Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Turkey - in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The special issue explores public administration as a concept-the diversity of guiding general principles that determines how governments administer the affairs of state in the context of their governance frameworks-and as praxis-the diversity of public administration structures, procedures and practice, and reform initiatives. It is evident that the countries profiled have adopted a mode of public administration and governance that mirrors its history, and its cultural, geo-political, socio-economic, and conflictive environments. In this context, the editors hope that the articles presented in this special issue will contribute to advancing the public administration literature in MENA.