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Title:
Public Policy in the 'Asian Century' Concepts, Cases and Futures
Author:
Bice, Sara. editor.
ISBN:
9781137602527
Physical Description:
XVII, 348 p. 6 illus. online resource.
Series:
International Series on Public Policy ,
Contents:
1: Introduction; Sara Bice, Avery Poole and Helen Sullivan -- 2: Beyond the Western Paradigm: Confucian Public Administration; Wolfgang Drechsler -- 3: Rethinking public governance in the Asian Century: Grand discourse vs. Actual reality; M. Shamsul Haque -- 4: Weber and Confucius in East Asia: The Great Experiment; Jill L. Tao -- 5: Disciplining democracy: Explaining the rhythms of Myanmar’s first Hluttaw, 2011-2016; Nicholas Farrelly and Chit Win -- 6: Science and Technology Policy in the Asian Century; Paul Jensen and Lauren Palmer -- 7: Humanising bureaucracy: Clan-oriented culture in the Thai civil service; Marianna Fotaki and Rutaichanok Jingjit -- 8: Urban development in China: Moving from urbanisation to quality of urban life; Jong Youl Lee, Chad Anderson and Bo Wang -- 9: Public sector reform and national development in East and Southeast Asia: specificity and commonality; Mark Turner -- 10: A capabilities framework for a globalised public service; Sara Bice -- 11: Hurdles to an Asian Century of Public Administration; Kim Moloney -- 12: International policy coordination and its impacts; Adrian Kay -- 13: Beyond the East-West Dichotomy: Economic development policies in Asia and Europe; Jon Pierre -- 14: Conclusion: five emergent themes for public policy in the Asian Century; Sara Bice, Avery Poole and Helen Sullivan -- .
Abstract:
This volume explores the defining features, critical approaches, challenges and opportunities for public policy in the ‘Asian Century’. This is the first book to systematically analyse the key institutions and practices that comprise public policy, administration and governance to investigate how they are changing in the context of increasing Asian influence. Its authors argue that the Asian Century holds the potential to generate a paradigm shift equivalent to the impacts of neo-liberalism and the New Public Management of the late 20th century. Divided into three parts, this volume interrogates the theories underpinning contemporary public policy; explores case studies from different policy arenas across the Asian region; and imagines what a future of globalised public policy might look like. It examines the implementation measures necessary to support policy and administration in an era of transnational governance networks, tightly linked economic markets and progressively fluid cultural exchanges. This book provides the concepts and tools necessary to navigate these shifting sands successfully. It is essential reading for scholars of public policy, public management, international relations, and politics and social sciences, as well as for administrators and public servants.
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This volume explores the defining features, critical approaches, challenges and opportunities for public policy in the 'Asian Century'. This is the first book to systematically analyse the key institutions and practices that comprise public policy, administration and governance to investigate how they are changing in the context of increasing Asian influence. Its authors argue that the Asian Century holds the potential to generate a paradigm shift equivalent to the impacts of neo-liberalism and the New Public Management of the late 20th century.
Divided into three parts, this volume interrogates the theories underpinning contemporary public policy; explores case studies from different policy arenas across the Asian region; and imagines what a future of globalised public policy might look like. It examines the implementation measures necessary to support policy and administration in an era of transnational governance networks, tightly linked economic markets and progressively fluid cultural exchanges. This book provides the concepts and tools necessary to navigate these shifting sands successfully. It is essential reading for scholars of public policy, public management, international relations, and politics and social sciences, as well as for administrators and public servants.