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Author Baum, Jeeyang Rhee, 1967-

Title Responsive democracy : increasing state accountability in East Asia / Jeeyang Rhee Baum
Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Pres, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 192 pages) : illustrations
Contents The logic of intrabranch delegation -- Deregulation, bureaucratic conflict, and passage of the South Korean Administrative Procedure Act -- Decline of Kuomintang dominance, bureaucratic conflict, and passage of the Taiwan Administrative Procedure Act -- Cleaning house : administrative procedures and patronage politics in the Philippines -- Sunset laws and the acceleration of regulatory reform in South Korea -- Administrative reform and public attitudes toward democratic institutions in South Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines -- Transparency, participation, and democratic responsiveness
Summary Under what conditions is a newly democratic government likely to increase transparency, accountability, and responsiveness to its citizens? What incentives might there be for bureaucrats, including those appointed by a previously authoritarian government, to carry out the wishes of an emerging democratic regime? Responsive Democracy addresses an important problem in democratic transition and consolidation: the ability of the chief executive to control the state bureaucracy
Using three well-chosen case studies-the Philippines, South Korea, and Taiwan-Jeeyang Rhee Baum explores the causes and consequences of codifying rules and procedures in a newly democratic government. In the Philippines, a president facing opposition has the option of appointing and dismissing officials at will and, therefore, has no need for administrative procedure acts. However, in South Korea and Taiwan, presidents employ such legislation to rein in recalcitrant government agencies, and, as a consequence, increase transparency, accountability, and responsiveness. Moreover, as Baum demonstrates by drawing upon surveys conducted both before and after implementation, administrative procedural reforms in South Korea and Taiwan improved public confidence in and attitudes toward democratic institutions. --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Administrative agencies -- East Asia -- Management.
Administrative agencies -- Philippines -- Management.
Government accountability -- East Asia.
Government accountability -- Philippines.
Transparency in government -- East Asia.
Transparency in government -- Philippines.
Far East -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Philippines -- Politics and government -- 1986-
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010030238
ISBN 0472025732 (electronic bk.)
9780472025732 (electronic bk.)