Public Administration in the NICs

Challenges and Accomplishments

  • Ahmed Shafiqul Huque
  • Jermain T. M. Lam
  • Jane C. Y. Lee

About this book


The four dragons of Asia - Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea - have achieved remarkable progress over the past decades. These newly industrialising countries (NICs) have emerged as major actors on the world economic scene. Their success can be attributed to a number of factors related to historical background, relationship with China, pattern of governance and performance of administrative, political and economic institutions. This book examines the role of public administration in the accomplishments of the NICs and identifies potential areas of challenge for the dragons.


China Historical Background public administration

Editors and affiliations

  • Ahmed Shafiqul Huque
    • 1
  • Jermain T. M. Lam
    • 1
  • Jane C. Y. Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Public and Social AdministrationCity University of Hong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.Hong Kong Policy Research InstituteHong Kong

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-24875-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-24873-5
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