The 2016 Braibant Lecture was given by Pan Suk Kim (South Korea), Professor of Public Administration at Yonsei University in South Korea and the President of the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA) during the Joint International Congress of IIAS and IASIA in Chengdu, China on September 22, 2016.
Dr. Kim is a Professor of Public Administration and a former Dean of the College of Government and Business at Yonsei University in South Korea. He is currently the President of the Asian Association for Public Administration (http://aapa.asia). He was the Presidnt of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) in 2010-2013 and a Vice Chairperson of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (UNCEPA). He has broad experience as an expert in governmental affairs. He was Secretary to the President for Personnel Policy (Presidential Appointee) in the Office of the Korean President and served as a member of the Administrative Reform Committee (ARC) and several Policy Advisory Committees in the central government.
The Development of Modern Public Administration in East Asia: The IIAS Braibant Lecture 2016
East Asia has one of the most successful economies in the world today, so public administration as a practice as well as a discipline has arguably played a pivotal role in such a developmental process. However, there are not many readable references on such issues. Accordingly, this article will first discuss the issue of East Asian development models, after which it will discuss the civil service entrance examinations as an East Asian model of bureaucratic recruitment. This article will then discuss the development of modern public administration in three dimensions (i.e., practice, education, and research), after which it will discuss major issues and challenges of public administration in China, Japan, and South Korea.
His Braibant Lecture has been published by the International Review of Administrative Sciences (IRAS), volume 83, number 2. More detailed information can be found at http://journals.sagepub.com/home/ras.