1st Edition

Public Administration in Southeast Asia
Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Macao




ISBN 9781420064766
Published November 18, 2010 by Routledge
609 Pages 36 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

While public administration practice and education in general has become considerably professionalized in the last decade, existing knowledge on public administration in Southeast Asia is fragmented at best, and often devoid of a useful reference. While journal articles and government reports provide decentralized information, Public Administration in Southeast Asia: Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Macao takes a comprehensive and comparative look at the major components of administration systems. The selection of countries and regions included reflects the diversity of Southeast Asia.

Organized by Country

The handbook fills a critical need by bringing together leading scholars who provide an insider perspective and viewpoint on essential and advanced issues. Divided into five sections, each dedicated to a particular country, the text outlines topics relevant to modern public administration, including:

  • History and Political Context of Public Administration
  • Decentralization and Local Governance
  • Public Ethics and Corruption
  • Performance Management Reforms
  • Civil Service System

Focusing on recent developments in public administration in these countries which are among the fastest growing economies in the world, the book explores their practices and innovative approaches in public administration. For many years people have been fascinated by the cultures, peoples, and governments of Southeast Asia, and now they have a book that discusses the apparatus of government in Southeast Asia – their agencies, contexts, processes, and values.

Table of Contents

Public Administration in Southeast Asia: An Overview, E. Berman

THAILAND, P. Buracom
History and Political Context of Public Administration in Thailand, B. Bowornwathana
Decentralization and Local Governance in Thailand, A. Wongpreedee and C. Mahakanjana
Public Ethics and Corruption in Thailand, J. Vichit-Vadakan
Performance Management Reforms in Thailand, T. Lorsuwannarat and P. Buracom
Civil Service System in Thailand, P. Sivaraks

MALAYSIA, L. Beh
History and Context of Public Administration in Malaysia, J. Chin
Decentralization and Local Governance in Malaysia, P. Siew Nooi
Public Ethics and Corruption in Malaysia, L. Beh
Performance Management Reforms in Malaysia, T. Yeoh
Civil Service System in Malaysia, N. Hazilah Abd Manaf

HONG KONG, P.T.Y. Cheung
History and Context of Public Administration in Hong Kong, L.W.Y. Lee
Intergovernmental Relations Between Mainland China and the Hong Kong SAR, P.T.Y. Cheung
Public Ethics and Corruption in Hong Kong, I. Scott
Performance Management in Hong Kong, A.B.L. Cheung
Civil Service System in Hong Kong, J.P. Burns

THE PHILIPPINES, A. Brillantes, JR
History and Context of the Development of Public Administration in the Philippines, D.R. Reyes
Decentralization and Local Governance in the Philippines, A. Brillaintes, JR. and J.T. Sonco, II
Public Ethics and Corruption in the Philippines, E.T. Gonzalez
Performance Management Reforms in the Philippines, Ma. Oliva Z. Domingo and D.R. Reyes
Civil Service System in the Philippines, J.V. Mangahas and J.O. Tiu Sonco

MACAO, N.M.K. Lam
History and Context of Public Administration in Macao, L. Bolong
Intergovernmental Relations Between Mainland China and the Macao SAR, A.H. Choi
Public Ethics and Corruption in Macao, B.K.K. Kwong
Performance Management Reform in Macao, N.M. K. Lam
Civil Service System in Macao, E.Y. Wing-Yat
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Biography

Evan M. Berman

Reviews

"… the volume meets and exceeds its primary objective to provide comprehensive insider perspective on public administration systems and processes of these countries and administrative regions. Combined, the in-depth and systematic insider perspective carefully checked by the meticulous review process, the diversity of selected countries, and the existence of parallel volume covering the same set of elements on each country, provide excellent ground for further advancing comparative analysis and moving theory and practice forward."
—Public Organization Review