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Author Wescott, Clay
Title Comparative Governance Reform in Asia : Democracy, Corruption, and Government Trust
Imprint Bingley : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2008
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Series Research in Public Policy Analysis and Management Ser. ; v.17
Research in Public Policy Analysis and Management Ser
Note Intro -- Research in public policy analysis and management -- Copyright page -- Contents -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- References -- Chapter 2. Importing governance into the Thai polity: competing hybrids and reform consequences -- Introduction -- Competing hybrids from different interpretations of governance -- Reform consequences of competing hybrids -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 3. Administrative reform in Hong Kong: an institutional analysis of food safety -- Introduction -- Theoretical considerations -- The case of Hong Kong -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 4. Civil service reform in Indonesia -- Introduction -- The Indonesian civil service -- Basis for change -- Direction of reform -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Note -- References -- Chapter 5. Combating corruption as a political strategy to rebuild trust and legitimacy: can China learn from Hong Kongquest -- Introduction -- Hong Kong's anti-corruption experience -- Corruption in China: Features and causes -- The fight against corruption in China -- Analyzing China's corruption control strategy: Constraints and changes -- Enforcement problems: From campaign enforcement to institutionalization -- Conceptualizing corruption: From a crisis of the system to the production of legitimacy -- Can China learn from Hong Kongquest -- Enforcement model - multi-agency structure to remain -- Concluding remarks -- Notes -- Acknowledgment -- References -- Chapter 6. Anti-Corruption agencies in four Asian countries: a comparative analysis -- Introduction -- Mission and functions of ACAs -- Preconditions for the effectiveness of an ACA -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 7. Regulatory reform and bureaucracy in Southeast Asia: variations and consequences -- Introduction -- The extent and burden of administrative regulation
Administrative regulations in key aspects of business in Southeast Asian states -- Reasons for the failure to reform administrative regulations -- The link between reform of administrative regulations and economic and social development -- Conclusion - scope for reform -- References -- Chapter 8. A preliminary assessment of public management reform in Taiwan's local government -- Introduction -- The transformation of local governance in Taiwan -- A smaller and capable local governmentquest -- Discussions -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 9. Building national integrity through corruption eradication in South Korea -- Introduction -- The development of major anti-corruption infrastructure: Anti-Corruption Act and the independent agency for anti-corruption -- The development of major anti-corruption measures by KICAC -- International evaluation: Corruption PerceptionS Index (CPI) and Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) -- The role of civil society for curbing corruption -- Policy implications and conclusions -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 10. Corruption and government trust: a survey of urban and rural inhabitants in the north and northeast of Thailand -- Introduction -- Measurement and scale construction -- Empirical results -- Discussion and conclusions -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Internet Sources -- Chapter 11. Assessing government efforts to (Re)build trust in government: challenges and lessons learned from Japanese experiences -- Introduction -- Conceptual framework -- Level of trust in government in Japan and some comparison with Asian countries -- Government efforts to (re)build trust -- Concluding remarks -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 12. Linking Accountability, corruption, and government effectiveness in Asia: an examination of World Bank Governance Indicators -- Introduction -- Literature review -- Data and methods
Results -- Conclusion -- Uncited references -- References -- Appendix. Sub-regions of Asia -- Forms of government in South and East Asia -- About the Authors -- Note
Features chapters that analyze and compare the experiences of Asian countries in carrying out governance reforms. This book tackles such questions as: how common reform packages designed for developed countries are implemented in developing countries? What happens in the reform diffusion process? And what are the obstacles to reform success?
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Wescott, Clay Comparative Governance Reform in Asia : Democracy, Corruption, and Government Trust Bingley : Emerald Publishing Limited,c2008 9781846639968
Subject Organizational change -- Asia -- Case studies.;Administrative agencies -- Asia -- Management -- Case studies.;Asia -- Politics and government -- 21st century
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Alt Author Bowornwathana, Bidhya
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