Public service reform, or public sector reform, has been a hot topic among political scientists in recent years as most existing government structures are inadequate to cope with the ever-changing environments of globalism in terms of capital and technology. This is particularly true among Asian countries where the traditional bureaucracy has been strong as compared to a relatively weak sense of community. Traditional relations between government, the business sector and labour, which slowly have taken shape in the last two decades, are now once again challenged through de-colonialization in Hong Kong, democratization in Korea, decentralization in Singapore and technological innovation in Japan. This timely collection addresses a variety of selected reform issues confronted by these four developed Asian economies. The areas of reform covered range from human resource management, financial management and pay reform, to central agency role, service improvements, private sector involvement and political accountability.Such land is thus not entered as an asset of the ministry on its balance sheet ( Ministry of Finance, 2001a: 2; RA Manual, s. 3.5; Ministry of Finance, 1998, hereafter cited as BFR Manual: ss. 6.1-6.4; Tan, 1997: 2). The imputed rental isanbsp;...
|Title||:||Public Service Reform in East Asia|
|Publisher||:||Chinese University Press - 2005|