This stimulating reference/text examines a wide range of issues and trends in administrative reform in the Newly Industrialized or Industrializing Economies (NIEs) of the Asia-Pacific Basin and offers detailed case studies illustrating the dynamics and etiology of reform protocols. Suggesting new ways of understanding reform within a bureaucratic or political framework, the Handbook of Comparative Public Administration in the Asia-Pacific Basin highlights the role of civil service training in fostering strategic, political, social, and economic changes in Hong Kong over the past decade, provides a roadmap into the labyrinth of China's gigantic financial system, and includes nearly 600 references, tables, and drawings.
Table of Contents
Public administration in Singapore - continuity and reform; bureaucratic accountability in Malaysia - control mechanisms and critical concerns; the changing nature of administrative reform - cases in Malaysia and Singapore; administrative reform and the politician-bureaucrat perspective - visions, processes, and support for reform; New Zealand's corporatization experience - a strategy of staying in, but beefing up?; administrative reform in the Australian public sector; reforming government and changing styles of Japanese governance - public administration at the crossroads; public administration scholar-practitioner differences - a Q study of theory-practice connections in Taiwan; government reform in Korea; changing environmental impacts on civil service systems - the cases of China and Hong Kong; administrative development in Hong Kong - political questions, administrative answers; training as an instrument for organizational change in public administration in Hong Kong; public finance in the people's republic of China - from the 1950s to the 1990s; corruption in China - a principal-agent perspective; public administration education in China.