The term “intergovernmental relations” refers to the way in which the different spheres of a government hierarchy relate to each other. This concept is of vital importance where there is a division of power at both administrative and legal levels among different spheres of government.
Intergovernmental relations in South Africa examines the South African government’s quest to enhance effective and efficient service delivery to the people. Case studies are included in all chapters to provide a hands-on approach to relate theory to practice.
This book discusses four distinct approaches to the subject: the constitutional/legal approach, the democratic approach, the financial approach and the normative/operational approach. It culminates in a delineation of practical steps for the promotion of well grounded intergovernmental relations, sustainable capacity building and trustworthy political accountability. The book also focuses on intergovernmental relations network and cooperative governance in South Africa as well as governmental relations in the BRICS countries.
Intergovernmental relations in South Africa is suitable not only for academics but also for practitioners in the fields of public administration and management, political sciences, social sciences, law and other related disciplines.
1 Introduction to intergovernmental relations
2 Concepts and government structures in IGR
3 Models of intergovernmental relations
4 Evolution of intergovernmental relations in South Africa
5 Intergovernmental relations in South Africa
6 Intergovernmental fiscal relations in South Africa
7 Intergovernmental relations and service delivery in South Africa
8 Governmental relations with extragovernmental and international organisations
9 Cooperative governance in South Africa
10 Intergovernmental relations network
11 Governmental relations in BRICS countries
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