Public Administration in East Asia: Mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420051902
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/24/2010
  • Series: Public Administration and Public Policy Series, #156
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 692
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xv

About the Authors xvii

Introduction: Comments on Purpose and Method xxv

1 Public Administration in East Asia: Common Roots, Ways, and Tasks Evan Berman 1

Section 1 Mainland China Yijia Jing

2 History and Context of Public Administration in Mainland China Yijia Jing 33

3 Public Policy Processes and Public Participation in Mainland China Ruichang Li Qianwei Zhu 55

4 Intergovernmental Relations in Mainland China G. Zhiyong Lan Guoquan Chen 75

5 Public Service Ethics and Anticorruption Efforts in Mainland China Ke-Yong Dong Hong-Shan Yang Xiaohu Wang 95

6 Performance Management Reforms in Mainland China Zhiren Zhou 117

7 Civil Service Reforms in Mainland China Mengzhong Zhang Wei Zhou 145

8 E-government in Mainland China Kaifeng Yang Xiaolin Xu 165

Section 2 Japan Kengo Akizuki Masao Kikuchi

9 History and Context of Public Administration in Japan Kengo Akizuki 195

10 Public Policy Processes and Citizen Participation in Japan Masao Kikuchi 213

11 Intergovernmental Relations in Japan Keiichi Muto 233

12 Public Service Ethics and Corruption in Japan Kamiko Akio 251

13 Performance Management Reforms in Japan Masao Kikuchi 273

14 Civil Service Reform in Japan Yasuyuki Imanaka 291

15 E-government in Japan Kazuhiro Asano 305

Section 3 South Korea M. Jae Moon

16 History and Context of Public Administration in South Korea Seung-Yong Rho Seung Jong Lee 329

17 Public Policy Processes and Citizen Participation in South Korea T. J. Lah 355

18 Intergovernmental Relations in Korea: From Dependency to Interdependency Chung-Lae Cho Jun Hyun Hong Deil S. Wright 377

19 Public Service Ethics and Anticorruption Efforts in South Korea Sam Youl Lee Kwangho Jung 401

20 Performance Management Reforms in South Korea Chang Kil Lee M. Jae Moon 427

21 The Civil Service System in the Republic of Korea Pan Suk Kim 451

22 E-government in South Korea Heungsuk Choi 473

Section 4 Taiwan Chung-Yuang Jan

23 History and Context of Public Administration in Taiwan Chung-Yuang Jan 497

24 Public Policy Processes and Citizen Participation in Taiwan Tong-Yi Huang Wenling Tu 517

25 Intergovernmental Relations in Taiwan Don-Yun Chen Yue-Chang Lue 533

26 Public Service Ethics and Corruption in Taiwan Chun-Ming Chen Wen-Jong Juang 563

27 Performance Management Reforms in Taiwan Chaomeng J. Huang Lung-Teng Hu 591

28 Civil Service Reforms in Taiwan Tsai-Tsu Su 609

29 E-government in Taiwan Jing Shiang Naiyi Hsiao Jin Lo 627

Index 649

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