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Governance in South Southeast and East Asia

Governance in South  Southeast  and East Asia Author Ishtiaq Jamil
ISBN-10 9783319152189
Release 2015-06-06
Pages 258
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This book explores and analyzes governance and policy issues in South, Southeast, and East Asia. It maps governance challenges and analyzes current trends from the perspectives of democracy, public policy, and public institutions. Regional public administration and governance systems have undergone some phenomenal changes over the last three decades and have played a key role in the economic progress of the area, especially in the Southeast and East Asian nations. Rich with country-specific evidence and analyses, the chapters in the book apply empirical and other research methods to examine shifting paradigms and best practices. This book develops an understanding of changes in the forms, process and practices of governance, both within the context of each nation and in a comparative perspective. The book will appeal to scholars, academics, students, and practitioners of public administration, political science, and policy issues.



The New Public Service

The New Public Service Author Janet V Denhardt
ISBN-10 9781315289472
Release 2016-09-16
Pages 240
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This widely praised work provides a framework for the many voices calling for the reaffirmation of democratic values, citizenship, and service in the public interest. The expanded edition includes an all-new chapter that addresses the practical issues of applying these ideals in actual, real-life situations. "The New Public Service, Expanded Edition" is organized around a set of seven core principles: serve citizens, not customers; seek the public interest; value citizenship and public service above entrepreneurship; think strategically, act democratically; recognize that accountability isn't simple; serve, rather than steer; and value people, not just productivity. The book asks us to think carefully and critically about what public service is, why it is important, and what values ought to guide what we do and how we do it. It celebrates what is distinctive, important and meaningful about public service and considers how we might better live up to those ideals and values. All students and serious practitioners in public administration and public policy should read this book. While debates about public policy issues will surely continue, this compact, clearly written volume provides an important framework for public service based on and fully integrated with citizen discourse and the public interest.



Fairness Globalization And Public Institutions

Fairness  Globalization  And Public Institutions Author James Allen Dator
ISBN-10 0824830555
Release 2006
Pages 399
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Who benefits from the interconnected processes often referred to as globalization? Is it a relatively few people, with most others either being harmed or at least not helped? Are the good things that globalization produces, whatever they are, widely shared? What processes lead us in one direction or another? This book examines a key dimension of globalization: its fairness. It investigates the meaning of and role fairness plays when public institutions are faced with the challenges and opportunities of globalization. Here a distinguished group of contributors, including both academics and practitioners, focuses on East and Southeast Asia, but the relevance of the issues discussed extends well beyond these regions. They present a broad-ranging examination of the intersections between fairness, globalization, and public institutions. Contributors: Doug Allen, Walt T. Anderson, Ron Brown, Jim Dator, Jingping Ding, Christopher Grandy, Sohail Inayatullah, Yong-duck Jung, Martin Khor, Yoshiko Kojo, Le Van Anh, Ivana Milojevic, Ryo Oshiba, Edgar A. Porter, Dick Pratt, Fred Riggs, James Rosenau, Yongseok Seo, Chanto Sisowath, Shunichi Takekawa.



In Search of Better Governance in South Asia and Beyond

In Search of Better Governance in South Asia and Beyond Author Ishtiaq Jamil
ISBN-10 9781461473725
Release 2013-06-26
Pages 251
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The pursuit for better governance has assumed center stage in developmental discourse as well as reform initiatives of all organizations working for the public welfare, and includes such issues as service delivery and responding to citizens’ needs and demands. In the era of globalization, multilevel and new modes of governance are changing the traditional governance models of nation states, accelerated by technological innovation, rising citizen expectation, policy intervention from international and multilateral donor communities, and the hegemony of western ideology imposed on many developing nations. However, a universally accepted and agreed upon definition of 'governance’ still remains elusive. There is no consensus or agreement as to what would be the nature and form of governance and public administration. The question that is raised: Is there a universal governance mechanism that fits in all contexts or governance mechanisms should be based on home grown ideas?One can see various programs and policies of reforms and reorganizations in public administration in the developing countries, but these efforts have not been effective to address the challenging issues of economic development, employment generation, poverty reduction, ensuring equality of access to public services, maintaining fairness and equity, security and safety of citizens, social cohesion, democratic institution building, ensuring broader participation in the decision making process, and improving the quality of life. Therefore, there is a widespread concern for better governance or sound governance to bridge the gap between theory and practice, making this book of interest to academics as well as policy-makers in global public administration.



Sound Governance

Sound Governance Author Ali Farazmand
ISBN-10 0275965147
Release 2004
Pages 319
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Defines the concept of "sound governance" in the context of increasing global complexities, challenges, threats, and opportunities that affect nation-states, local governments, and other administrative systems.



Governance in Southeast Asia

Governance in Southeast Asia Author Eduardo T. Gonzalez
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822031201635
Release 2003
Pages 103
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Energy Governance and Security in Thailand and Myanmar Burma

Energy  Governance and Security in Thailand and Myanmar  Burma Author Adam Simpson
ISBN-10 9781317143581
Release 2016-04-29
Pages 278
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Across the world states are seeking out new and secure supplies of energy but this search is manifesting itself most visibly in Asia where rapid industrialisation in states such as China and India is fomenting a frantic scramble for energy resources. Due to entrenched societal inequities and widespread authoritarian governance, however, the pursuit of national energy security through transnational energy projects has resulted in devastating impacts on the human and environmental security of local populations. These effects are particularly evident in both Thailand and Myanmar (Burma), which, located at the crossroads of Asia, are increasingly engaged in the cross-border energy trade. Based on extensive fieldwork and theoretical analysis this ground-breaking book proposes a new critical approach to energy and environmental security and explores the important role that both local and transnational environmental movements are playing, in the absence of effective and democratic governments, in providing ’activist environmental governance’ for energy projects throughout the region. By comparing the nature of this activism under two very different political regimes it delivers crucial theoretical insights with both academic and policy implications for the sustainable and equitable development of the South’s natural resources.



Urbanization in Southeast Asia

Urbanization in Southeast Asia Author Yap Kioe Sheng
ISBN-10 9789814380027
Release 2012
Pages 387
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Urbanization occurs in tandem with development. Countries in Southeast Asia need to build - individually and collectively - the capacity of their cities and towns to promote economic growth and development, to make urban development more sustainable, to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and to ensure that all groups in society share in the development. This book is a result of a series of regional discussions by experts and practitioners involved in the urban and planning of their countries. It highlights urbanization issues that have implications for regional - including ASEAN - cooperation, and provides practical recommendations for policymakers. It is a first step towards assisting governments in the region to take advantage of existing collaborative partnerships to address the urban transformation that Southeast Asia is experiencing today.



An Introduction to Public Administration

An Introduction to Public Administration Author Haroon A. Khan
ISBN-10 0761841075
Release 2008
Pages 210
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In An Introduction to Public Administration students will gain concise knowledge about the theories and issues relating to public administration. Oriented toward undergraduate students in public administration, this book covers important areas including; federalism, contexts of administration, organization theory, organization behavior, management, leadership, labor relations, public personnel management, budgeting, decision making, bureaucracy, and ethics and accountability. A chapter on comparative administration focusing on China, Japan, India, Great Britain, and Germany will enhance students' understanding of public administration systems in other countries. Khan incorporates current cases related to public administration so that students can use critical thinking to analyze issues and apply public administration theories. Special features in this book include lists of key terms to promote students' recognition of important concepts and essay questions at the end of each chapter to help students organize their understanding of the material.



Globalization and Higher Education in East Asia

Globalization and Higher Education in East Asia Author Richard James
ISBN-10 981210402X
Release 2005
Pages 214
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This book examines, in the wider context of globalisation, how the selected East Asian governments in general and education institutions in particular have responded to the impact of globalisation. The contributors, leading scholars in the field of comparative education, compares and contrasts similarities and differences of education developments through case studies of Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and Japan.



A Better Globalization

A Better Globalization Author Kemal Derviş
ISBN-10 0815717636
Release 2005
Pages 301
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"Discusses the two broad dimensions of the globalization debate--economic, including finance, trade, poverty, and health; and political, covering security, the fight against terrorism, and the role of international institutions--and the significance of democratic consent in the twenty-first century"--Provided by publisher.



Regionalism and Globalization in East Asia

Regionalism and Globalization in East Asia Author Mark Beeson
ISBN-10 9781137332370
Release 2014-01-27
Pages 336
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This book examines the distinctive evolution of the political and economic relationships of East Asia. It does this by placing East Asian development in the unique historical circumstances that have underpinned its rise to power over the last few decades. This detailed analysis provides the basis for an assessment of a unified East Asian region.



Challenges of Growth and Globalization in the Middle East and North Africa

Challenges of Growth and Globalization in the Middle East and North Africa Author Hamid Reza Davoodi
ISBN-10 9781463919382
Release 2003-09-05
Pages 24
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The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is an economically diverse region. Despite undertaking economic reforms in many countries, and having considerable success in avoiding crises and achieving macroeconomic stability, the region's economic performance in the past 30 years has been below potential. This paper takes stock of the region's relatively weak performance, explores the reasons for this out come, and proposes an agenda for urgent reforms.



Building Trust in Government

Building Trust in Government Author G. Shabbir Cheema
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822037505492
Release 2010
Pages 260
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The ability of governments and the global community to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, ensure security and promote adherence to basic standards of human rights depends on people's trust in their governments. However, public trust in government and political institutions has been declining in both developing and developed countries in the new millennium. One of the challenges in promoting trust in government is to engage citizens, especially marginalized groups and the poor, into the policy process to ensure that governance is truly representative, participatory and benefits all members of society. Where governance processes are exclusionary and basic services are not accessible, intrastate conflicts and violence within the country can negatively impact national and global security and peace. Weak systems and processes of governance tend to erode trust in government. Within this context, the issue of how to build trust in government and trust between socio-economic actors has emerged as an increasingly important issue in both developed and developing economies. This book seeks to answer many of the questions raised in reference to means of strengthening trust in government within the Asia-Pacific region. Through analyses of trends within Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Pacific Islands, and specific innovations and reforms at the country level, the contributors provide perspectives on the causes of the decline in trust, countries and institutions that have managed to maintain higher degrees of confidence, and governance innovations and practices that have played an important role in strengthening trust once it has faltered.



Emerging International Dimensions in East Asian Higher Education

Emerging International Dimensions in East Asian Higher Education Author Akiyoshi Yonezawa
ISBN-10 9789401788229
Release 2014-04-07
Pages 261
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In East Asia, higher education has relied heavily on private and marketized forces in its rapid development process. At the same time, state governments have introduced strong initiatives especially in upgrading the global positioning of their flagship universities through their pursuit of international competitiveness. Currently, these well-known characteristics of East Asian higher education are challenged by the necessity to formulate international dimensions for regional and global well-being, without a clear consensus as to a regional future vision. The changing roles of East Asian higher education in a new global environment have implications for academics and policy-makers who not only wish but also need to understand the most recent developments and future prospects of higher education from an East Asian point of view. In Emerging International Dimensions in East Asian Higher Education, authors from a wide variety of cultural and academic backgrounds examine the changing context of East Asian higher education in the global, regional, and national dimensions The analysis and case study material in this volume are strengthened by the wealth of contributors’ diverse national and professional backgrounds. Most have practical experience in the formulation of higher education policy in two or more countries. The range of disciplinary perspectives that contributors brought to the book – including sociology, political science, anthropology, economics, philosophy and history – strengthen the multi-disciplinary approach, credibility, and uniqueness of the work. Each chapter considers the impact of the emergence of international dimensions in East Asian Higher Education through detailed consideration of trends and debates over higher education reforms at the regional, sub-regional, inter-regional and national levels. Issues such as student mobility, cross-border higher education programs, quality assurance, and demands from the market economy, among others, are examined.



Asian Review of Public Administration

Asian Review of Public Administration Author
ISBN-10 WISC:89095408456
Release 2002
Pages
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International Development Governance

International Development Governance Author Ahmed Shafiqul Huque
ISBN-10 1574445561
Release 2005-11-29
Pages 896
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The establishment of good governance is a major challenge for the developing world, along with the need to sustain the progress resulting from developmental efforts. Although there are numerous studies on the development and governance of emerging nations, few volumes make a serious effort to bring together these two critical concepts. International Development Governance combines the two concepts - development and governance - by examining the issues and problems faced by nations in their attempts to establish sustainable governance. This textbook also initiates discussions on the concept of development governance in an international context. The book fills the gap in existing literature by drawing upon the experience and expertise of scholars from a broad spectrum of knowledge. Their views explain the issues and problems with reference to a number of tools that could establish "development governance" and sustain it. The text offers in-depth examinations of developmental sectors, resulting in a textbook that will inspire future public officials, policy makers, and consultants to contribute to the betterment of life for citizens of developing countries.