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Handbook on Asian Public Administration

9781839104787 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by M. Shamsul Haque, Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Wilson Wong, Data Science and Policy Studies Programme, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong and Kilkon Ko, Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University, Korea
Publication Date: January 2023 ISBN: 978 1 83910 478 7 Extent: c 400 pp
Providing context-specific regional and national perspectives, this novel Handbook sets out to disentangle the considerable intellectual ambiguities that surround Asian public administration and Asia’s diverse applications of Western administrative models.

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Providing context-specific regional and national perspectives, this novel Handbook sets out to disentangle the considerable intellectual ambiguities that surround Asian public administration and Asia’s diverse applications of Western administrative models.

Building a holistic understanding of public administration systems across East, Southeast and South Asia, chapters explore the various historical formations, contemporary changes, and impacts of local contexts. It also covers social accountability, performance and human resource management, and the role of local governments. An international range of leading scholars track the gradual embrace of market-driven reforms in Asian public policy and administration, including privatisation, agencification, outcome-based performance, and customer choice. With its cross-regional and cross-national comparisons finding divergences in these reforms, the Handbook’s most significant revelation highlights the impacts of national political contexts and actors on bureaucracy.

Illustrating a clear overarching picture of the divergences in Asian public administration, the comparative focus of this Handbook will prove invaluable to students and scholars of Asian politics, public policy and administration. It will also be a useful point of reference to Asian policy makers and bureaucrats dealing with national administrative reforms who are looking to innovate the public sector.
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‘Covering diverse regions in Asia, this edited collection of articles convincingly illustrates how Asian public administrative systems are constituted by the complex interplay of historical heritage, colonialism, modernization, political development and international policy culture. The editors invite readers to understand Asian public administration from country-specific particularities rather than preconceived models. This will be a valuable reference for those who are interested in the rich contexts underlying the changing administrative culture and institutions of Asian states.’
– Eliza W.Y. Lee, The University of Hong Kong

‘This volume is an important contribution to the study of Asian public administration with its origins and transformation. It provides a context for Asian public administration and select administrative issues, structures, and systems from various Asian countries. Expert scholars deliver recent developments in theoretical and practical aspects of Asian public administration.’
– Naim Kapucu, University of Central Florida, US

‘This book edited by Professors Haque, Wong and Ko is an admirable new adventure to tease out complex and dynamic public administration practices in East, South, and Southeast Asia, exhibiting the evolving paths and frontier issues and debating their connections to West-based administrative practices and theories.’
– Yijia Jing, Fudan University, China
Contributors
Contributors include: Alex Bello Brillantes, Phanuphat Chattragul, Mergen Dyussenov, Madiha Rehman Farooqi, Lin Han, M. Shamsul Haque, Farhad Hossai Ahmed Shafiqul Huque, Sidra Irfan, Muhammad Zafar Iqbal Jadoon, Ishtiaq Jamil, Sumin Kim, Taehee Kim, Kilkon Ko, Yasuhiko Kotagiri, Soo-Young Lee, Amani Moazzam, Shabana Naveed, Asti Amelia Novita, Aya Okada, Narendra Raj Paudel, Duy Nghia Pham, Ora-Orn Poocharoen, Farhana Razzaque, Karl Emmanuel V. Ruiz, Yaamina Salman, Ananya Samajdar, Abu Elias Sarker, Muying Shen, Noore Alam Siddiquee, Kuppusamy Singaravelloo, Yang Wan, Jie Wang, Peijie Wang, Andy Fefta Wijaya, W. Wike, Wilson Wong, Zhiju Xie, Raymond Hau-Yin Yuen, Habib Zafarullah




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