Public Policy In Asia

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Drawing upon experts in Asian economics, public management, law, and the physical and political sciences from leading universities around the world, the editors of this unusual volume examine the critical challenges now facing this important sector of the world: growth, income security, and fiscal reform; governance and public management; and technological innovation and the environment. The contributors address these policy questions from a variety of perspectives, recognizing their complexity and ...

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Overview

Drawing upon experts in Asian economics, public management, law, and the physical and political sciences from leading universities around the world, the editors of this unusual volume examine the critical challenges now facing this important sector of the world: growth, income security, and fiscal reform; governance and public management; and technological innovation and the environment. The contributors address these policy questions from a variety of perspectives, recognizing their complexity and multidisciplinary implications. The result is a balanced mix of theory, applications, and case studies, providing depth and substance in a readable manner. Specialists in public policy and international commerce in fields of government and business will find this wide-ranging book, with its many challenging conclusions, to have broad, useful relevance to their studies and applications to their work.

For thirty years, Asia has been experiencing rapid economic growth and transformation. Higher standards of living, social and demographic transitions, and rising expectations have had a profound impact on many aspects of public policies in the region. Policy makers have found some issues, such as government finance and poverty reduction, easier to address, while issues such as the need for social safety nets, economic competition, and corporate governance have been relatively neglected. The 1997 economic crisis, the causes and implications of which are still being debated, complicated matters significantly and raised the stakes in the task of solving public problems. It is in this context that comparative public policy with an Asian focus has emerged as a subject of study in its own right. And it is that which the volume editors and their contributors explore now. In doing so they help to set an agenda for the worldwide policy debate already looming.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567204322
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/2001
  • Pages: 352
  • Lexile: 1480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

MUKUL G. ASHER is Professor of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.

DAVID NEWMAN is Associate Professor of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.

THOMAS P. SNYDER is Associate Professor of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction: The Challenge of Policy Studies in Asia 1
I Growth, Income Security, and Fiscal Reform 9
2 Economic Growth and Income Inequality: The Malaysian Experience 11
3 Economic Growth and Income Inequality: The Korean and Thai Experiences 33
4 Aging Populations and Income Security: The Challenges in East Asia 61
5 Aging Populations and Income Security: A Framework for Analysis and Action 81
6 Globalization and Fiscal Policy: Rationale for Reform in Southeast Asia 93
7 Globalization and Fiscal Policy: Tax Reform in Japan 121
II Governance and Management Reform 143
8 Globalization and Economic Management 145
9 Learning and Innovation in Public Institutions: Lessons from Singapore 175
10 Good Governance: The Role of the United Nations 193
11 Good Governance: The Role of Legal Institutions 217
III Technology, Innovation, and the Role of Government 239
12 Science, Technology, and Innovation: Issues and Rationales 241
13 National Technology Policy: The Singapore Experience 265
14 National Technology Policy: The Korean Experience 283
IV Environmental Policy and Management 295
15 Integrated Environmental Assessment 297
16 Environmental Valuation 311
Index 331
About the Contributors 337
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