Governance and Politics of China

ISBN-10: 0230279937

ISBN-13: 9780230279933

Edition: 3rd 2010 (Revised)

Authors: Tony Saich
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List price: $30.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 12/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342

List of Maps, Boxes, Figures and Tables
Preface to the Third Edition
Romanization, Chinese Units of Measurement and Statistics
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Diversity within Unity
A land of diversity
The impact of CCP policy
China's Changing Road to Development: Political History, 1949-78
Parameters of policy debate
Economic recovery and the adoption of the Soviet model, 1949-55
The origins of a Chinese path to socialism, 1955-62
The radicalization of politics and the resurrection of class struggle, 1962-78
China under Reform, 1978-2010
The Third Plenum and the Initial Reform Agenda, 1978-84
Economic troubles and political instability, 1985-91
Return to economic reform, boom and moderation, 1992-97
Managing reform without Deng, 1997-2002
Attempting to balance growth with social equity, 2002-10
The Chinese Communist Party
Party organization and membership
The role of the CCP in the political system
The Central Governing Apparatus
Evaluation and perception of government performance
Central government
The legal system, coercive control and rights
The military and the political system
Governance Beyond the Centre
The organization of local government
The province as a unit of analysis
Regional inequality
Relations between the centre and the localities: the fiscal picture
The consequences for local governance
Political Participation and Protest
Modernization and participation since Mao
Impact on the sanctioned organizational structure of representation
Participation at the grassroots and the role of elections
Non-sanctioned participation
The Chinese State and Society
The Maoist period: an autonomous state and a state-dominated society
State-society relations under reforms: a negotiated state
Of civil society, corporatism, predation and negotiation
Economic Policy
Policy-making and implementation
General outline of economic policy
Rural policy
Industrial policy
Financial sector reform
Social Policy
Social policy and the transition in China
Family planning: problems of policy coordination and policy evasion
Reform in the SOEs: cutting the Gordian Knot
Inequality and healthcare in rural China
Migration
Poverty alleviation
Foreign Policy
China and globalization
China and the region
China and the United States
China's foreign economic relations
China's Future Challenges
The challenge of constraints: environmental degradation and resource shortages
The internal challenge: corruption
The information challenge: blogs, tweets and the internet
The final challenge: good governance and political reform
Further Reading
Bibliography
Index
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