South Korea: Searching for a new direction of administrative reform

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Government has never been under greater stress all around the world. Fundamental change is occurring at all levels of government. The need to cope with the rapid globalisation of the economy, the so-called borderless economy, and to maintain international competitiveness drives public management reforms. Governments must perform at higher levels of quality and productivity than ever before. The Gore Report, for example, constitutes a major attack on the bureaucratic management paradigm in the United States and its values of entrepreneurial managerialism dominate administrative practices around the world for the time being. This article first identifies a new management paradigm. Then it explores some international experiences with administrative reform in a comparative perspective to suggest a new direction of administrative reform for the future in South Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-44
Number of pages15
JournalAustralian Journal of Public Administration
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration


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