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Governance in China

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ISBN-10: 0742519880

ISBN-13: 9780742519886

Edition: 2003

Authors: Jude Howell, Du Jie, Zhang Jing, Michael Keane, Clemens Stubbe Ostergaard

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Crucial to the success of any further economic reform, good governance is the Chinese Communist Party's greatest challenge as it plans for the future. This groundbreaking book explores the key dimensions of governance in China. These include the prospects for political reform; the processes of institution-building, such as strengthening state capacity and improving the legislative framework; enhancing regime legitimacy through local elections; and managing social discontent. Drawing on original fieldwork, the international group of authors provides a systematic analysis of the complex causes underlying China's governance problems and reflects on the prospects for future social and political change.
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Book details

List price: $48.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/19/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

List of Figures and Tables
List of Abbreviations
Preface
Governance Matters: Key Challenges and Emerging Tendencies
Elite Responses to Social Change and Globalization
Governance and Civil Service Reform
Reforming State Institutions: Privatizing the Lawyers' System
Bringing Culture Back In
Local Governance: Village and Township Direct Elections
Neighborhood-Level Governance: The Growing Social Foundation of a Public Sphere
New Directions in Civil Society: Organizing around Marginalized Interests
Gender and Governance: The Rise of New Women's Organizations
The Working Class and Governance
Governance and the Political Challenge of the Falun Gong
Getting to the Roots: Governance Pathologies and Future Prospects
References
Index
About the Contributors