Korean Public Administration


The public bureaucracy in a country like Korea, which has enjoyed rapid economic growth while suffering many side-effects along the way, has a number of special burdens to bear in addition to those facing any bureaucracy. Unlike its counterparts in most European or North American countries, the Korean bureaucracy has been a central actor in the economic and social development of the country. Korean Public Administration is a must read for scholars and researchers interested in the field of public administration, Korean studies, and Asian affairs.



Bum Woong Kim

Professor Kim received a B.A. degree in Law from Yonsei University, and MPA at Seoul National University and University of Southern California (USC), and a Ph.D. in Government at Claremont Graduate School. Dr. Kim is Dean and professor of public administration at Dongguk University (DU) in Seoul. He was a Dean of Planning Affairs at DU, visiting professor at USC, has served as Vice President and a member of the Executive Committee of the Korean Association for Public Administration, and was consultant to the Economic Planning Board (Ministry) and Seoul City Government. Professor Kim is currently chairman of the Advisory Commission of Korean Civil service.

Pan Suk Kim

Professor Kim received a B.A. degree in public administration from Chung-Ang University, MPA at Florida International University, and a Ph.D., in public administration at the American University in Washington, D.C. He has served on the full-time faculties of Old Dominion University and Austin Peay State University. Also, he has taught at the American University and Bowie State University in Maryland. He is a professor and chair of public administration at Yonsei University at Wonju. He is currently a member of the National Council of Government Reform and an editor of International Review of Public Administration.

400 pp.
Hardcover 16 x 23.5 cm
ISBN-13: 9781565910805
ISBN-10: 156591080X