|Assoc. Prof. Dr. Supawatanakorn Wongthanavasu who is the Dean of local administration, Khon Kaen University, Thailand (Picture by: Mirza/ UMM PR)|
International Guest Lecture of UMM IP Study Program, Thai Professor: "Public Administration Should Not Expect Profit"
Public Administration is an important part of government in order to fulfill the needs of society. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Supawatanakorn Wongthanayasu, the Dean of local administration, Khon Kaen University, Thailand explained that public administration is important to serve and fulfill the needs of society with no profit-oriented.
Supawatanakorn said, there are 4 concepts of Public Administration in evolution, they are Old Public Administration, which is the main thing in government, but in terms of serving the needs of society, it is less responsive. Then, it changed to New Public Management.
Becoming a speaker on International Guest Lecture of Public Administration study program on Wednesday (17/10), Supawatanakor revealed, “New Public Governance is no longer putting the society as costumers, instead of the stakeholders who directly get involved in planning process and resources allocation in the government”. The agenda was officially opened by Vice Dean I Faculty of Social and Political Science, Dyah Estu Kurniawati, M.Si.
Passing through various developments in public administration for more than a century, the New Public Governance turned into New Public Administration to improve the democratic public service. Supawatanakorn said, “In light of your liberal system of public affairs management, the new public governance and new public service provide both Thailand and Indonesia with the hope that we can transcend the problems of decentralization by promoting pluralization”. (lus)