Book reviews: China in Africa; Welfare systems in Latin America; management reform in Napoleonic countries
In the current issue of Governance (January 2011), Brian Levy of the World Bank reviews The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa by Deborah Brautigam — a “superb book” about China’s distinctive approach to engagement with African governments. Open access to the review. Alex Segura-Ubriego‘s Political Economy of the Welfare State is “the first comprehensive and systematic effort to advance our knowledge of Latin American welfare systems,” according to Barbara Zarate of the University of Oxford. Open access to the review. And Riccardo Mussari of University of Siena reviews Public Management Reform and Modernization by Edoardo Ongaro. Ongaro’s book “fills a significant gap” by assessing management reforms in the Napoleonic countries of of central and southern Europe. Open access to the review.