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Hurdles to an Asian Century of public administration

Moloney, K.ORCID: 0000-0002-2024-3339 (2017) Hurdles to an Asian Century of public administration. In: Bice, S., O'Flynn, J. and Sullivan, H., (eds.) Public Policy in the 'Asian Century'. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 267-292.

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This chapter suggests there is not yet a (modern) Asian Century of public administration. The public administration literature is dominated by Western theories, concepts, and practice. Utilisation of structure and value-based framework allows this chapter to unravel "how we know what we know" in public administration, which administrative histories are valued, and how concepts are modified in Asia. The chapter explores several hurdles to an Asian Century of public administration including how scholars are educated, where they publish, language, and the methods utilised. Fully bidirectional intellectual engagement (and not just a West-to-Asia engagement) is necessary for an Asian century of public administration.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Global Studies
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright: © The Author(s) 2018
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