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Comparative Governance Reform in Asia: Democracy, Corruption, and Government Trust Vol: 17

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04 Aug 2008
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
253 pages - 152 x 229 x 17mm
Research in Public Policy Analysis and Management
Asian countries are highly diverse in terms of their wealth, culture, and historical experience. Yet, in different ways, they are working hard to improve public sector governance in areas such as democratic accountability, openness, transparency, integrity, government trust, high performance standards and combating corruption. The chapters in this book analyze and compare the experiences of Asian countries in carrying out governance reforms. Some of the questions tackled in this title are: how common reform packages designed for developed countries are implemented in developing countries? What happens in the reform diffusion process? What are the obstacles to reform success? The diversity of the Asian region is well reflected in these chapters, covering a range of topics, theories, methodologies, and findings. The book will be of interest to both academics and practitioners researching and working with public policy in the region.
Introduction. Importing governance into the Thai polity: competing hybrids and reform consequences. Administrative reform in Hong Kong: an institutional analysis of food safety. Civil service reform in Indonesia. Combating corruption as a political strategy to rebuild trust and legitimacy: can China learn from Hong Kong?. Anti-Corruption agencies in four Asian countries: a comparative analysis. Regulatory reform and bureaucracy in Southeast Asia: variations and consequences. A preliminary assessment of public management reform in Taiwan's local government. Building national integrity through corruption eradication in South Korea. Corruption and government trust: a survey of urban and rural inhabitants in the north and northeast of Thailand. Assessing government efforts to (Re)build trust in government: challenges and lessons learned from Japanese experiences. linking Accountability, corruption, and government effectiveness in Asia: an examination of World Bank Governance Indicators. About the Authors. Research in public policy analysis and management. Comparative Governance Reform in Asia: Democracy, Corruption, and Government Trust. Copyright page.

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