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Public Administration in Southeast Asia

Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Macao

Edited by Evan M. Berman

Series Editor: Evan M. Berman

CRC Press – 2010 – 609 pages

Series: Public Administration and Public Policy

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    978-1-42-006476-6
    November 18th 2010

Description

While public administration practice and education in general has become considerably professionalized in the last decade, existing knowledge on public administration in Southeast Asia is fragmented at best, and often devoid of a useful reference. While journal articles and government reports provide decentralized information, Public Administration in Southeast Asia: Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Macao takes a comprehensive and comparative look at the major components of administration systems. The selection of countries and regions included reflects the diversity of Southeast Asia.

Organized by Country

The handbook fills a critical need by bringing together leading scholars who provide an insider perspective and viewpoint on essential and advanced issues. Divided into five sections, each dedicated to a particular country, the text outlines topics relevant to modern public administration, including:

  • History and Political Context of Public Administration
  • Decentralization and Local Governance
  • Public Ethics and Corruption
  • Performance Management Reforms
  • Civil Service System

Focusing on recent developments in public administration in these countries which are among the fastest growing economies in the world, the book explores their practices and innovative approaches in public administration. For many years people have been fascinated by the cultures, peoples, and governments of Southeast Asia, and now they have a book that discusses the apparatus of government in Southeast Asia – their agencies, contexts, processes, and values.

Reviews

"… the volume meets and exceeds its primary objective to provide comprehensive insider perspective on public administration systems and processes of these countries and administrative regions. Combined, the in-depth and systematic insider perspective carefully checked by the meticulous review process, the diversity of selected countries, and the existence of parallel volume covering the same set of elements on each country, provide excellent ground for further advancing comparative analysis and moving theory and practice forward."

—Public Organization Review

Contents

Public Administration in Southeast Asia: An Overview, E. Berman

THAILAND, P. Buracom

History and Political Context of Public Administration in Thailand, B. Bowornwathana

Decentralization and Local Governance in Thailand, A. Wongpreedee and C. Mahakanjana

Public Ethics and Corruption in Thailand, J. Vichit-Vadakan

Performance Management Reforms in Thailand, T. Lorsuwannarat and P. Buracom

Civil Service System in Thailand, P. Sivaraks

MALAYSIA, L. Beh

History and Context of Public Administration in Malaysia, J. Chin

Decentralization and Local Governance in Malaysia, P. Siew Nooi

Public Ethics and Corruption in Malaysia, L. Beh

Performance Management Reforms in Malaysia, T. Yeoh

Civil Service System in Malaysia, N. Hazilah Abd Manaf

HONG KONG, P.T.Y. Cheung

History and Context of Public Administration in Hong Kong, L.W.Y. Lee

Intergovernmental Relations Between Mainland China and the Hong Kong SAR, P.T.Y. Cheung

Public Ethics and Corruption in Hong Kong, I. Scott

Performance Management in Hong Kong, A.B.L. Cheung

Civil Service System in Hong Kong, J.P. Burns

THE PHILIPPINES, A. Brillantes, JR

History and Context of the Development of Public Administration in the Philippines, D.R. Reyes

Decentralization and Local Governance in the Philippines, A. Brillaintes, JR. and J.T. Sonco, II

Public Ethics and Corruption in the Philippines, E.T. Gonzalez

Performance Management Reforms in the Philippines, Ma. Oliva Z. Domingo and D.R. Reyes

Civil Service System in the Philippines, J.V. Mangahas and J.O. Tiu Sonco

MACAO, N.M.K. Lam

History and Context of Public Administration in Macao, L. Bolong

Intergovernmental Relations Between Mainland China and the Macao SAR, A.H. Choi

Public Ethics and Corruption in Macao, B.K.K. Kwong

Performance Management Reform in Macao, N.M. K. Lam

Civil Service System in Macao, E.Y. Wing-Yat

Index

 

Name: Public Administration in Southeast Asia: Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Macao (Hardback)CRC Press 
Description: Edited by Evan M. BermanSeries Editor: Evan M. Berman. While public administration practice and education in general has become considerably professionalized in the last decade, existing knowledge on public administration in Southeast Asia is fragmented at best, and often devoid of a useful reference. While...
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