UKH faculty member Dr. Heja Sindi presented a research paper

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UKH faculty member Dr. Heja Sindi Business and Management Sciences, presented a research paper titled - Examining democratic practices in public sector management of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region- at 3rd International Conference on Democratic Governance in the Developing World in Washington DC on July 18-19, 2016. The conference was organized and sponsored by the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC), an interdisciplinary research institute housed in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Additional conference organizers include the Rwanda Governance Board and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. The purpose of this conference was to explore the various dimensions ? political, economic, social, spiritual, and cultural ? needed to advance and sustain democratic governance in the developing world.
Summary of titled paper: Examining democratic practices in public sector management of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. ?The growth of bureaucracy In Kurdistan region and accordingly the management of this bureaucracy versus the political growth deserves further investigation. The current financial crisis can be attributed to external factors, yet internal factors relevant to the performance of the government could be also factored in the outcome equation. This paper tries to address certain questions of such as: Has the public administration system grown in the same pace that political institutions have? A content analysis to initially examine the legal democratic and good governance aspects as well as in-depth interviews were among the data collection tools. A number of results were concluded in the initial stage of this paper mainly but not limited to:

  • Interviews revealed a majority agreement among studied samples on the fact that the current civil servant class is relatively incapable of handling the business of actualizing the aspirations of the public into measurable outputs.
  • The majority of interviewed subjects agreed on the fact that growth in the public administration system in Iraqi Kurdistan Region is not up to the expectations, yet it is slightly higher than the growth in political institutions-which quite interestingly raises further research questions to investigate.?
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