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Handbook of Globalization, Governance, and Public Administration

1st Edition

Edited by Ali Farazmand, Jack Pinkowski

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1,208 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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Globalization transcends borders and cultures as it develops both from the natural flow of information and communication technologies and as a directed and driven quest for global hegemony by self-serving corporations and world political heavyweights. It bears a multifaceted web of influence that manifests in inequalities in growth, prosperity, and accountability in varying social, cultural, and economic contexts.

The Handbook of Globalization, Governance, and Public Administration is the first comprehensive resource that untangles this complex knot of issues. Mapping the multi-layered relationships among the individuals, local and national governments, international organizations, global corporations, natural resources and the world market, this encyclopedic volume is both a primer and a guide for researchers, academics, and policymakers both public and private.

The book demonstrates in broad terms how globalization presents new threats to national sovereignty, the environment and public health, tends to increase worldwide inequality, and produces global insecurity. Using country-specific cases, the essays examine the role of bureaucracy and market orientation in Hong Kong and China, the new position of public-private partnerships in Africa as protectors instead of exploiters of the people, a Russian implementation of incentive systems to maintain local growth, and the fruitless corruption of a land development scheme in India. Ethics and the need for future global consciousness is illustrated by energy policy, which pits consumers and business interests against local communities and is moderated only by supranational organizations.

The solution calls for sustainable development to be grounded in community-based institutions while governments seek growth through market expansion worldwide. Concerns for public health, climate change, and sustainable energy are growing in the global village and understanding the multi-dimensional chess game is key to survival.

Table of Contents

SECTION I: CONCEPTS, MEANINGS, AND THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES

Globalization: A Theoretical Analysis with Implications for

Governance and Public Administration

Cultural Globalization

Planning for Change: Globalization and American Public

Administration

SECTION II: CONSEQUENCES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

The Challenge of Globalization to Public Administration Identity Globalization and Its Impact on Strategic Security

Nation-Building: An Appraisal

Globalization and the Regulation of Professions

Globalization and Media Coverage of Public Administration

The Etiology of Transnational Health Security in the Age of

Globalization

Globalization and Public Administration Education: A Process of Mutual Transformation in the Former Soviet Union and

Central and Eastern Europe

SECTION III: CONSEQUENCES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR

GOVERNANCE

Globalization and Information and Communications

Technology Influences on Democratic Governance

Regional Integration, Regionalism and Public Administration:

Bridging the Global-National Divide in Decision Making and

Policy Implementation

Globalization and Governance: Explaining Success and Failure

Global Governance, the UN Secretariat, and International Public

Administration: An Essay

Global Governance and National Governance: How Mutually

Exclusive

Good Governance: Its Theory and Practice in India

Globalization and Governance in the Former East Germany:

The European Union Factor

SECTION IV: GLOBALIZATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE REFORM AND REORGANIZATION

Global Administrative Reforms and Transformation of

Governance and Public Administration

Globalization of Administrative Reforms: The Dilemmas of Combining Political Control and Increased Institutional

Autonomy

Globalization, Regulatory Regimes, and Administrative

Modernization in Developing Nations: Toward a Theoretical

Framework

Promising the Future or Just Empty Promises? The Paradoxes and Perils of Human Resource Management Reform in a Global Context

Deconstructing the Nation-State Bureaucracies:

Supranationalization and Regionalization as Polarizing Forces in the New Europe

SECTION V: ADMINISTRATIVE REFORM AND REORGANIZATION IN ASIA-PACIFIC

Adapting Asia and the Asia-Pacific Public Administration to a

Globalizing World: Some Lessons from Experience

Recent Major Administrative Reforms: Japan's Response to Global and Domestic Challenges

Administrative Reforms in China: Globalization or Localization?

Globalization, Bureaucracy, and Administrative Reform

in Hong Kong

Chinese Administrative Reform: A Genie in a Bottle

Privatization in Africa: The Case of Botswana

Globalization and Administrative Reforms: A Case Study of a

Globalizing City (Gurgaon) in India

The Effect of the African Growth and Opportunity Act on the Textile and Apparel Industry in South Africa

Nature of Decentralized Governance in Africa: Obstacles and

Measures for Strengthening Decentralization for Good Governance

Good Governance: A Model for India

Transnational Corporations, Development, and

Underdevelopment

New Views on North-South Relations of Imperialism

Assessing Sustainable Development Administration:

A Framework and Implications for Organizational Structure

International Development Management: Definitions, Debates, and Dilemmas

The World Bank and Postconflict Reconstruction

The Effects of Governance on Competitiveness in India, China, and Mexico

The Globalization of Public Administration: Rhetoric, Reality, and Reason in Ghana

SECTION VI: GLOBALIZATION: ISSUES IN PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

New Public Management: Theory, Ideology, and Practice

Global Ethics in the 21st Century: An Alternative Approach

Subnational Governments and Globalization: The Changing Face of Federalism

Globalization and Energy

Globalization within Countries in Conflict: The Energy Company Case

Competitive Advantage and Market Organizations in the

21st Century: Market Driving or Market Driven

Revenues and Expenditures in Russian Oblasts: The Changing Role of Financing State and Local Public Services

The Earth Charter: Toward a New Global Environmental Ethic

Globalization: The Changing Nature of Education and

Training for Administration of Government

Global Health and Human Rights: Challenges for Public

Health Administrators in an Era of Interdependence and Mobility

The Globalization of Public Budgeting in the United States

Global Climatic Stabilization: Challenges for Public Administration in China and the United States

World Crisis in Public Service and Administration

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POLITICAL SCIENCE / General