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Public Sector Reforms in Fiji: NPM and Opportunities for Abuse

Appana, Subhash (2009) Public Sector Reforms in Fiji: NPM and Opportunities for Abuse. Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji, 7 (1). pp. 53-62. ISSN 1728-7456

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At the basis of the New Public Management (NPM) model for public sector reforms lie two fundamental prescriptions: removal of government controls and reliance on the efficiency of the market in resource allocation and utilization. This underlines the reliance on and the need for rational self-interest in the conduct of all stakeholders in an economy. This paper analyzes critically how public sector reforms in Fiji opened up opportunities that were hijacked on the bases of self-focused greed presented as a political blueprint for affirmative action needed to assist in the progress of the ethnic Fijian community.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Management and Public Administration
Depositing User: Subhash Appana
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2017 03:22
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2017 03:22

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