1st Edition

Governance Innovations in the Asia-Pacific Region Trends, Cases, and Issues

Edited By Gambhir Bhatta, Joaquin L. Gonzalez III Copyright 1998
    318 Pages
    by Routledge

    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    Published in 1998. The debate on what constitutes good governance - and more importantly, how to attain it - is not a new issue. The elusive - and pluralistic - nature of governance ensures that much more needs to be studied about the specific incidence of good governance before a unifying theme on how exactly to develop a universal framework of application of governance can be finalized. It is within this context that this book seeks to fill a vacuum in the theory-practice dichotomy that, it argues, has dominated the debate on governance so far.

    Part 1: Introduction  1. Evolving Context of Governance in the Asia-Pacific Region, Joaquin L. Gonzalez III and Gambhir Bhatta  2. Does Governance Matter?, John M. Page  Part 2: Bureaucracy and Leadership  3. Bureaucratic Rationality in an Evolving Developmentalist State: The Case of Singapore, Gillian Koh  4. Public Service Leadership and Political Adaptation of the Hong Kong Civil Servants, Jermain T.M. Lam  Part 3: Citizen, Business and Government  5. Total Quality Governance (TQG): A New Model for Government-Citizen Relation, Emil P. Bolongaita Jr.  6. Small Business Policy Reform: A New Approach to Old Problems, William Cole and Stephen Parker  7. Building a Government-Citizen-Business Partnership: Linking Business with Government in Laos, Sirisamphanh Vorachith  Part 4: Accountability, Corruption, and Enforcement  8. A Strategic Approach for Donor-Assisted Counter Corruption Programs, James R. Klein  9. Methodology for Evaluating Dimensions, Characteristics and Costs of Corruption, Pasuk Phongpaichit  10. Combat Training: Using Seminars to Fight Corruption, Denis Osborne  Part 5: Regulation and Information  11. Strengthening Legislative Audit Institutions: A Catalyst to Enhance Governance and Combat Corruption, Vinod Sahgal and John Burns  12. Regulation in the Information Age: Indonesian Public Information Program for Environmental Management, Shakeb Afsah, Benoit Laplante and David Wheeler  13. Building Information ‘‘City Streets’’: The Internet as a Tool for Effective Governance, Bhavya Lal  Part 6: Capacity Building and Local Governance  14. Decentralised Governance: Empowerment Without Capacity Enhancement is Meaningless, Gambhir Bhatta  15. Capacity Building and Administrative Innovations in the Philippines: The Integrated Capability Building Program, Alex B. Brillantes, Jr.  16. Choice Community Forestry by Voice of Local Participation in Northeastern Villages of Thailand, Tipaporn Phimphisut  Part 7: Conclusions  17. Moving Beyond 20th Century Myths to and Appreciation of State-Society Synergy, Peter Evans  18. The Future of Governance in the Asia-Pacific and Areas for Further Research, Joaquin L. Gonzalez III and Gambhir Bhatta.


    Gambhir Bhatta, Joaquin L. Gonzalez III