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Public Policy in the 'Asian Century' Concepts, Cases and Futures (2017)

(Publisher : Palgrave-McMillan)

Author(s) : Sara Bice, Avery Poole, and Helen Sullivan


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This volume explores the defining features, critical approaches, challenges and opportunities for public policy in the ‘Asian Century’. This is the first book to systematically analyse the key institutions and practices that comprise public policy, administration and governance to investigate how they are changing in the context of increasing Asian influence. Its authors argue that the Asian Century holds the potential to generate a paradigm shift equivalent to the impacts of neo-liberalism and the New Public Management of the late 20th century. 
Divided into three parts, this volume interrogates the theories underpinning contemporary public policy; explores case studies from different policy arenas across the Asian region; and imagines what a future of globalised public policy might look like. It examines the implementation measures necessary to support policy and administration in an era of transnational governance networks, tightly linked economic markets and progressively fluid cultural exchanges. This book provides the concepts and tools necessary to navigate these shifting sands successfully. It is essential reading for scholars of public policy, public management, international relations, and politics and social sciences, as well as for administrators and public servants.


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Bice, Sara (et al.)

Beyond the Western Paradigm: Confucian Public Administration

Drechsler, Wolfgang

Rethinking Public Governance in the Asian Century: Grand Discourse Vs. Actual Reality

Shamsul Haque, M.

Weber and Confucius in East Asia: The Great Experiment

Tao, Jill L.

Disciplining Democracy: Explaining the Rhythms of Myanmar’s First Hluttaw, 2011–2016

Farrelly, Nicholas (et al.)

Science and Technology Policy in the Asian Century

Jensen, Paul H. (et al.)

Humanising Bureaucracy: Clan-Oriented Culture in the Thai Civil Service

Fotaki, Marianna (et al.)

Urban Development in China: Moving from Urbanisation to Quality of Urban Life

Lee, Jong Youl (et al.)

Public Sector Reform and National Development in East and Southeast Asia: Specificity and Commonality

Turner, Mark

A Capabilities Framework for a Globalised Public Service

Bice, Sara

Hurdles to an Asian Century of Public Administration

Moloney, Kim

International Policy Coordination and its Impacts

Kay, Adrian

Beyond the East-West Dichotomy: Economic Development Policies in Asia and Europe

Pierre, Jon

Conclusion: Five Emergent Themes for Public Policy in the Asian Century

Bice, Sara (et al.)


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