Although much has been written about the Korean public administration, the international academic community has little knowledge about it as most of the literature has been written in Korean. This book aims to provide more accessible knowledge internationally by filling that gap, covering both the history and the current status of the Korean public administration. This book is a collaboration of many Korean public administration scholars and would appeal to those interested in the secrets of Korea’s rapid development in such a short span of time.
Each chapter covers historical contexts, key to understanding its public administration and an important aspect as Korea is a fast changing society. The book takes on a more pragmatic approach rather than to put the Korean experiences into the western theory. Each chapter therefore provides an extensive discussion on the lessons-learned and practical implications.
1. Understanding Public Administration in Korea: The need for sharing models in government reforms, Kwang-Kook Park, Wonhee Lee, and Seok-Hwan Lee Part I. Role of Government 2. Evolution of the Developmental State and Government Capacity in Korea: Achievements and challenges, M. Jae Moon 3. The Role of Planning and Government in Economic Development, Jin Park 4. Korean Government Organization: The developmental state and its transformation, Keunsei Kim and Hyunshin Park Part II. Public Sector Management 5. Korean Public Personnel Management, Kyung-Ho Cho 6. Budget and Financial Management, Wonhee Lee 7. Performance Management in Korea: Prospects and challenges, Seok-Hwan Lee 8. Local Government, Young-Chool Choi 9. Roles and Reforms of Public Enterprises, Sang Cheoul Lee 10. Urban Development, Jong Youl Lee and Chad Anderson 11. Electronic Government, Seunghwan Myeong Part III. Accountability and Innovation 12. Administrative Control: Ensuring Accountable Bureaucracy, Sung-Jun Myung 13. Historical Review of the Anticorruption Policy in Korea: Progress and challenges, Kilkon Ko 14. Government Innovation, Kwang-Kook Park