The question central to Lijing Yang’s research is whether the values that civil servants in China and the Netherlands find important for their profession reflect the administrative traditions in both countries. Based on a review of literature and historical documents, she identifies distinctive values for Chinese civil servants and for Western public administration. Although ideal value rankings show more similarities than differences between Chinese and Dutch respondents, traditional values continue to play a role in real-life situations.
L. Yang: Rule of Morality versus Rule of Law? A Multi-Method Comparative Study into the Values that Characterize a Good Civil Servant in China and the Netherlands.
Prof. M.R. Rutgers
Dr Z. van der Wal
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