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Title Leadership and Public Sector Reform in Asia / edited by Evan Berman and Eko Prasojo
Edition First edition
Published Bingley, UK : Emerald, 2018
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Contents Intro; Leadership and Public Sector Reform in Asia; Contents; Notes on Contributors; CHAPTER 1: Leadership and Public Sector Reforms in Asia: An Overview; What are Public Reforms? Why do they Matter?; Why This Book?; Towards a Theory of Leadership in Public Sector Reforms; Who Leads in Initiating Proposals for Public Sector Reforms?; How are Public Sector Reforms Implemented?; Horizons and Innovations in Reform Leadership; About the Chapters; References; CHAPTER 2: Leadership and Public Sector Reform in Japan; Introduction
1. History and Political, Social and Economic Background of Public Sector ReformsOccupation Period; High Economic Growth Period; Low Economic Growth Period; Period in Search for New Japan under Various Difficulties; 2. Reasons and Objectives of Administrative Reform; 3. Organizations to Promote Administrative Reform in Japan; Permanent Administrative Organization for Administrative Reform; Advisory Council for Administrative Reform; 4. Importance of Leadership to Promote Administrative Reform: Cases
Case 1: Administrative Reform by Prime Minister Nakasone and the Provisional Commission for Administrative ReformCase 2: Administrative Reform by Prime Minister Hashimoto and Administrative Reform Council; Content of the reform of the central government ministries; Case 3: Administrative Reform by Prime Minister Koizumi and His Leadership; Transition of postal services in Japan; 5. Lessons from the Japanese Experiences; 6. Concluding Remarks -- Prospects of Reform in the Near Future; References; CHAPTER 3: Leadership and Public Sector Reform in Indonesia
Creating Authorizing Environment that Leads to Continuing Legitimacy to ReformWorking in Collaboration Beyond Bureaucracy; Conclusion; References; CHAPTER 4: Leadership and Public Sector Reform in China; 1. Seven Reforms of the Chinese Administrative System and its Development; 2. Leadership of Reform I: Advancing the Development; 3. The Leadership of Reform II: 'Open Leadership' To Advance With the Times; 4. Leadership of Reform III: 'Innovative Leadership'; 5. Case: Anti-Corruption Leadership; 6. Discussion and Conclusion; CHAPTER 5: Leadership and Public Sector Reform in Thailand
Public Sector Reform in the Context of the Indonesian Changing StateHistory and Character of Indonesian Public Sector Reforms; Leaders Determining Reform Progress; Public Values Upheld by Leaders; Cascading Ideas of Reform from Leaders to Constituents; Operational Capacity Building to Make Reform Implementation successful; Leadership in Managing Risks of Reform Initiatives; Dealing with Resisting Actors Inside the Organization; Initiating Reconciliation Strategies that Turn Threats into Opportunities; Sustaining Reform Through Leadership; Rising up More Cadres Supporting the Reform
Summary "Present day knowledge about public sector reforms in Asia is quite scattered and seldom focuses on the challenges of leadership. This edited collection seeks to address this issue by presenting country cases that reflect the great diversity of the region. Home to roughly one-third of the world's population, Asia-Pacific governments typically play leading roles in social and economic development, yet by measures of expenditures or civil servants per capita, most are among the smaller ones in the world. These regimes include democracies, one-party states and unstable systems; there is a broad range of cultural legacies including Confucian, Buddhist, and Western, and vastly different levels of economic development; the region includes some of the very least corrupt countries and those with high corruption levels; it includes the world's most populous country, as well as some of the smallest. Public sector reforms are very relevant to these countries and their leaders. In Asia, a strong government is invaluable and public sector reforms are relevant to helping modern states meet their goals and performance. This collection explores what is known about these reforms with an eye towards helping leaders responsible for reforms. Clearly, there is very large variation; some Asia-Pacific countries are leading in public sector reforms, while others are not, and this book also seeks to further our understanding what leaders might need to do to be successful."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 29, 2018)
Subject Civil service -- Asia.
Leadership -- Asia.
Form Electronic book
Author Berman, Evan, editor
Prasojo, Eko, 1970- editor
ISBN 1787433099 (electronic bk.)
9781787433090 (electronic bk.)