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Public policy in the 'Asian century': concepts, cases and futures

Public policy in the 'Asian century': concepts, cases and futures

Poole, Avery, editor; Bice, Sara, editor; Sullivan, Helen, (Helen C.) editor

This volume explores the defining features, critical approaches, challenges and opportunities for public policy in the `Asian Century'. 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. 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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Published London: Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]

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Statement of responsibility: Sara Bice, Avery Poole, Helen Sullivan, editors
ISBN: 113760252X, 9781137602527
Note: Formerly CIP.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xvii, 348 pages : illustrations
Series: International Series on Public Policy
Subject: Politics & government; Asia Foreign relations.; Asia.; Central / national / federal government policies; Diplomatic relations.; Policy sciences Asia.; Public administration.; Public administration Asia.; Policy sciences.; Globalization; Political economy; Public administration; Administrative jurisdiction & public administration; Politics and Government; Political structure & processes; Asia
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: International series on public policy.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781137602510

Contents

  1. 1
  2. Introduction
  3. Sara Bice, Avery Poole and Helen Sullivan.- 2
  4. Beyond the Western Paradigm
  5. Confucian Public Administration
  6. Wolfgang Drechsler.- 3
  7. Rethinking public governance in the Asian Century
  8. Grand discourse vs.
  9. Actual reality; M. Shamsul Haque.- 4
  10. Weber and Confucius in East Asia
  11. The Great Experiment
  12. Jill L. Tao.- 5
  13. Disciplining democracy
  14. Explaining the rhythms of Myanmar's first Hluttaw, 2011-2016
  15. Nicholas Farrelly and Chit Win.- 6
  16. Science and Technology Policy in the Asian Century
  17. Paul Jensen and Lauren Palmer.- 7
  18. Humanising bureaucracy
  19. Clan-oriented culture in the Thai civil service
  20. Marianna Fotaki and Rutaichanok Jingjit.- 8
  21. Urban development in China
  22. Moving from urbanisation to quality of urban life
  23. Jong Youl Lee, Chad Anderson and Bo Wang.- 9
  24. Public sector reform and national development in East and Southeast Asia: specificity and commonality
  25. Mark Turner.- 10
  26. A capabilities framework for a globalised public service
  27. Sara Bice.- 11
  28. Hurdles to an Asian Century of Public Administration
  29. Kim Moloney.- 12
  30. International policy coordination and its impacts
  31. Adrian Kay.- 13
  32. Beyond the East-West Dichotomy
  33. Economic development policies in Asia and Europe
  34. Jon Pierre.- 14
  35. Conclusion: five emergent themes for public policy in the Asian Century
  36. Sara Bice, Avery Poole and Helen Sullivan.