1st Edition

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





ISBN 9781138319295
Published June 11, 2019 by Routledge
318 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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.

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