Department of Administrative Science, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Hasanuddin University in collaboration with Indonesian Association of Public Administration (IAPA) organized the International Conference on Administrative Science (ICAS 2017). The ICAS was held on 20-21 November 2017 in Makassar, Indonesia under the theme of “Challenges of Public Administration in Developing Countries. This conference aims to provide a platform to share ideas, research, practices, and experiences regarding challenges of public administration in developing countries.
Public administration in developing nations is a transformation process mainly influenced by colonization and globalization process which is embedded in a systemic domination of Western society. The transfer of concepts and practices from one society to another is full of pitfalls and barriers due to different social, cultural and historical backgrounds. Some studies address inherited and borrowed Western model is often incompatible in developing societies since it makes their public administration systems contextless. Consequently, most public organizations in developing countries are reluctant to change and tend to uphold their traditional values. The bureaucrats in developing nations, however, are more likely to follow the new structure and form of the Western model, but they have no intention of making the actual transformation, specifically in cultural sense. As a result, this condition leads to undermanaged administration system which can impede the developing countries to accelerate the achievement of the sustainable development goals agenda in 2030.
The committee received 114 paper summaries from various topics including public policy, ethic on government, administrative culture, disaster management, religion and spirituality, social and political trust, gender equality, social justice, citizenship, leadership, e-Government, post-conflict governance, bureaucracy and democracy. 59 papers are selected to go through a strict peer-reviewed process, and these papers are published in the ICAS 2017 proceeding.
We would like to thank the organizing committee and the members of reviewers for their kind assistances in reviewing the papers. We would also extend our best gratitude to Prof. Dwia Aristina Pulubuhu (Rector of Hasanuddin University), Prof. Andi Alimuddin Unde (Dean of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Hasanuddin University), Prof. Eko Prasojo (Head of Indonesian Association for Public Administration). Furthermore, Prof. Deddy Tikson, Prof Eiji Oyamada, Prof Wilfredo Carada, and Dr. Rustamjon Urinbojev for their invaluable contributions and worthwhile ideas shared in the conference.
Andi Ahmad Yani – Editor in Chief
Muhammad Tang Abdullah
Andi Rahmat Hidayat
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