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This major international handbook provides a complete review and guide to past and present knowledge in this essential field of inquiry. Assembling an outstanding team of scholars from around the world, it comprehensively explores the current state of the art in academic thinking and the current structures and processes for the administration of public policy following this period of rapid transformation and change.

Challenges of Culture and Governance in Asian Public Administration
Challenges of culture and governance in Asian public administration

Mapping the history of public administration of a vast region such as Asia is indeed an enormous task, especially since the region consists of nations that demonstrate significant racial, ethnic, cultural and political differences. Such a diverse group defies generalizations but some common features are nonetheless identified in this chapter. In order to provide a little more specificity and as a way of providing examples from countries that are especially important in Asia, I have chosen to focus my attention primarily on China, India and Pakistan. The first part of this chapter deals with the historical legacy, since it is my belief that it is important for understanding ...

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