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Public Administration in East Asia
Mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan




ISBN 9781420051902
Published May 11, 2010 by Routledge
692 Pages 36 B/W Illustrations

 
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Written by leading experts, Public Administration in East Asia: Mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan examines the inner workings of governments in East Asia, in particular its public administration and related public policy processes. It focuses on the apparatus of government — the agencies, their values, context, and policies within which they operate. Organized in parallel sections, the book covers the history, public policy processes, organization, HRM, ethics, corruption, intergovernmental relations, performance management, and e-government. It discusses each of these topics separately for Mainland China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, providing an unusual and important comparative perspective. The book includes essential knowledge and facts, discussions of emerging issues, and useful resources for further reading. It addresses questions such as:

  • What is the history of public administration in East Asia?
  • How are decisions made?
  • What is the role of Confucianism in shaping public administration?
  • How does the developmental path affect public administration?
  • Why is performance management emphasized?
  • What is the state of citizen participation?
  • How are ethical underpinnings of the civil service different from the West?
  • Why are intergovernmental relations an essential issue in East Asia?
  • What are the politics behind world-class achievements in IT?
  • What is the nature of civil service reform?
  • What is the nature of efforts to combat government corruption?

You can find many books on trade policy and politics that sometimes give good insight into the operation of government agencies. You can also find a few edited books that contain single chapters on countries in the Asia-Pacific region. What is missing, however, is a single resource that provides an overview with depth on matters solely about public administration. This state-of-the-art resource brings together the fragments of existing knowledge on East Asian economies, filling the need for a comprehensive compendium that showcases the public administration practices in the region and East Asia’s innovative approaches to governance and its many challenges.

Table of Contents

Public Administration in East Asia: Common Roots, Ways, and Tasks, E. Berman

MAINLAND CHINA, Y. Jing, Coordinator
History and Context of Public Administration in Mainland China, Y. Jing
Public Policy Processes and Public Participation in Mainland China, R. Li and Q. Zhu
Intergovernmental Relations in Mainland China, G.Z. Lan and G. Chen
Public Service Ethics and Anticorruption Efforts in Mainland China, K.-y. Dong, H.-s. Yang, and X.H. Wang
Performance Management Reforms in Mainland China, Z. Zhou
Civil Service Reforms in Mainland China, M. Zhang and W. Zhou
E-government in Mainland China, K. Yang and X. Xu

JAPAN, K. Akizuki and M. Kikuchi , Coordinators
History and Context of Public Administration in Japan, K. Akizuki
Public Policy Processes and Citizen Participation in Japan, M. Kikuchi
Intergovernmental Relations in Japan, K. Muto
Public Service Ethics and Corruption in Japan, K. Akio
Performance Management Reforms in Japan, M. Kikuchi
Civil Service Reform in Japan, Y. Imanaka
E-government in Japan, K. Asano

SOUTH KOREA, M.J. Moon, Coordinator
History and Context of Public Administration in South Korea, S.-Y. Rho and S.J. Lee
Public Policy Processes and Citizen Participation in South Korea, T.J. Lah
Intergovernmental Relations in Korea: From Dependency to Interdependency, C.-L. Cho, J.H. Hong, and D.S. Wright
Public Service Ethics and Anticorruption Efforts in South Korea, S.Y. Lee and K. Jung
Performance Management Reforms in South Korea, C.K. Lee and M.J. Moon
The Civil Service System in the Republic of Korea, P.S. Kim
E-government in South Korea, H. Choi

TAIWAN, C.-Y. Jan, Coordinator
History and Context of Public Administration in Taiwan, C.-y. Jan
Public Policy Processes and Citizen Participation in Taiwan, T.-y. Huang and W. Tu
Intergovernmental Relations in Taiwan, D.-y. Chen and Y.-c. Lue
Public Service Ethics and Corruption in Taiwan, C.-M. Chen and W.-J. Juang
Performance Management Reforms in Taiwan, C.J. Huang and L.-T. Hu
Civil Service Reforms in Taiwan, T. -T. Su
E-government in Taiwan, J. Shiang, N. Hsiao, and J. Lo

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Biography

Evan M. Berman (National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan) (Edited by)