Governance and Public Sector Reform in Asia

Governance and Public Sector Reform in Asia : Paradigm Shift or Business as Usual?

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Based on new field research, this book assesses the current state of governance and public sector reforms in eleven Asian countries and jurisdictions, especially in the wake of the recent regional financial crisis that seriously affected some of them. It analyses reform efforts comparatively against a backdrop of governance problems, and seeks to establish whether these efforts represent a substantive shift in attitudes towards reform or whether they serve simply to reinforce existing practices. The authors explore a number of important themes that are central to governance and public sector reform issues. These include the role of the state, the success or failure of organizational reforms, corruption, the applicability of the new public management model in the Asian context, and the governance values and reform models promoted by regional and international more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 19.05mm | 521g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113886286X
  • 9781138862869

Table of contents

PrefaceChapter 1. Governance and Public Sector Reforms in Asia: Paradigms, Paradoxes and Dilemmas Anthony B.L. Cheung and Ian ScottChapter 2. Japan's Reluctant Reformers and the Legacy of the Developmental State Mark Beeson Chapter 3. State Capacity and Public Sector Reforms in Post-Crisis Korea Joan Y.H. LeungChapter 4. Governance and Public Sector Reform in the People's Republic of China John P. BurnsChapter 5. Government Reinvention in Taiwan: Administrative Modernisation and Regime Transition Anthony B.L. Cheung Chapter 6. A De-Capacitated State? Systemic Constraints on Governance in Hong Kong Grace O.M. LeeChapter 7. Public Service Reform in Singapore: Reinventing Government in a Global Age Anthony B.L. CheungChapter 8. Malaysia: A Case of 'Business as Usual?' Richard CommonChapter 9. Thailand: Building the Foundations for Structural and Systemic Transformation Brian BrewerChapter 10. Public Administration Reform in Vietnam Martin PainterChapter 11. What Paradigm Shift? Public Sector Reform in Indonesia Since the Asian Crisis Andrew RosserChapter 12. The Philippines: Paradigm Lost or Paradigm Retained? Mark Richard HayllarChapter 13. International Agencies and Public Sector Reform in Post-Crisis Asia Ian ScottList of Contributors AppenidicesBibliographyIndexshow more