Vol 28, No 1-2 (2017)

Diverse Challenges and Flexible Responses

There is an enduring depiction of public administration in Asian societies as overly bureaucratic. This results in inefficient and overstaffed government organizations whose processes are slow and unnecessarily complicated. While there is some evidence to support the tenacity of bureaucratic elements in Asian public administration, this is only part of the story. One can mount a counter claim that Asian public administration is constantly changing. Reform is ever-present and it is driven by changes in the environments in which public sector organizations operate. There are many forces exerting pressure on public managers both external and domestic. They include globalization, the imperative to be economically competitive, popular pressure to provide better services, the need to conform to international standards, demographic transformations, climate change and many more. What these various environmental forces do is to necessitate change in public administration. While there are undoubtedly forces for inertia within Asian bureaucracies, there are also plenty of pressures for change – and much change has taken place and continues to occur.

Table of Contents

Articles

Mark Turner
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1-3
Nara Park
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4-21
Muhammad Syafiq, Naufal Sabda Auliya
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22-37
John Paul Antes
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38-67
Jocelyn Cuaresma
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68-90
Haydee Jacklyn Malubay
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91-99