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.
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