Social Equity in the Asia-Pacific Region

Conceptualizations and Realities

  • Morgen Johansen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Yvonne Haigh, Kim Moloney
    Pages 61-79
  3. Graham Hassall
    Pages 81-107
  4. Sara Jordan
    Pages 137-157
  5. Kohei Suzuki
    Pages 159-175
  6. Alex B. Brillantes Jr, Maria Victoria R. Raquiza, Maria Pilar M. Lorenzo
    Pages 187-213
  7. Mathews Mathew, Leonard Lim
    Pages 215-233
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 251-257

About this book


This book examines the concept and public service value of social equity in public administration research and practice outside of the Western context, considering the influence that historical, cultural, and social trends of Asian and Pacific societies may have on how social equity is conceptualized and realized in the Asia-Pacific region. The book presents the results of an effort by a group of scholars from seven countries (Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, The Philippines, and Singapore), one American State (the Hawaiian Islands), and the Pacific Islands to discover what social equity means in their respective contexts. It concludes by synthesizing and analyzing the chapter authors’ findings to advance a more global conceptualization of social equity.


Social equity Asia-Pacific region 4th pillar public administration race and public administration gender and public administration Indigenous Governance Asian Development Bank Comprehensive National Development Plan Confucianism Cooperative economy Harmonious society Human Development Index Healthy China 2030 Plan Hong Kong Housing Authority Kuleana Pantawid Pamilya Process equity Regional representation World Health Organization World Trade Organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Morgen Johansen
    • 1
  1. 1.Public Administration ProgramUniversity of Hawai‘i at MānoaHonolulu, HIUSA

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