Handbook of Public Policy and Public Administration In China


Handbook of Public Policy and Public Administration In China

9781789909944 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Xiaowei Zang, Chair Professor of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Hon S. Chan, Professor, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Publication Date: November 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78990 994 4 Extent: c 608 pp
This Handbook offers a critical analysis of the major theoretical and empirical issues in public policy and public administration in China. Investigating methodological, theoretical, and conceptual themes, it provides an insightful reflection on how China is governed.  

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This Handbook offers a critical analysis of the major theoretical and empirical issues in public policy and public administration in China. Investigating methodological, theoretical, and conceptual themes, it provides an insightful reflection on how China is governed.  
Taking a multidisciplinary approach, expert international contributors explore the complex challenges and facets of public administration, inwards and outwards civil service issues, and policy configurations and implementations in China. Chapters provide in-depth analyses of government capacity-building and policy making, local bureaucracy, anti-corruption regimes, civil service evaluation, and the effectiveness of the public sector. This comparative study uniquely tests Western theories of public policy and administration in a non-Western country, evaluating and dimensionalizing the relevance of such perspectives. Through the examination of key areas of research, the Handbook also illuminates the present state of research and teaching on public administration in China and establishes a broad framework for future studies of the field.
Offering a detailed discussion of the characteristics of governance in China, this comprehensive Handbook will be a valuable resource for academics and students of public policy and administration, politics, sociology and Chinese studies. Its focus on management and performance will also be beneficial for public policy makers and analysts.
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‘This remarkable volume serves up a sumptuous buffet of theoretically informed and empirically grounded research into a wide range of issues related to public administration (civil service) and policy implementation in China. The contributors, most of whom are Chinese, turn a reflective and critical eye on changes in public policy and administration as China tries to adapt to unceasing challenges of social change, technological advance, entrenched practices and globalization. A gift to scholars and practitioners.’
– Thomas B. Gold, University of California, Berkeley, US
Contributors include: Z. Bo, H.S. Chan, S. Chen, W.-H.Chen, Y. Chen, M. Chu, C. Ding, R. Fan, J. Gao, T. Gong, Q. Hu, A. Jiang, Y. Jing, K. Ko, W.-F. Lam, H. Li, W. Li, X. Li, H. Lian, F. Lin, L. Ma, M. Musheno, P.W.M. Pau, W. Phan, Y. Song, M. T.-W. Sun, S. -Y.Tang, E.L. Wang, B. Wen, A.M. Wu, H. Xiao, J. Xu, J. Xu, S. Yang, F. Ye, L. Zang, X. Zang, X. Zhang, L. Zhao

Section I: Introduction
Chapter 1: State of the Field: Research on Public Policy and Public Administration in China
Xiaowei Zang and Hon S. Chan

Section II: The Chinese Civil Service
Chapter 2: Selection of Local Leaders in China: Meritocracy or Personal Connections?
Zhiyue Bo

Chapter 3: Civil Service Pay in China
Shuo Chen and Hon S. Chan

Chapter 4: Measuring Public Sector Performance and Effectiveness
Jie Gao

Section III: Government Capacity-Building in China
Chapter 5:  Integrity Management under State Hierarchy: Controlling Corruption in China
Ting Gong

Chapter 6: Beyond Governance for Economic Growth: Fiscal and Personnel Incentive Distortions in China
Shui-Yan Tang and Bo Wen

Chapter 7: Digital Governance in China
Liang Ma

Chapter 8: Regulation in China
May Chu and Pak Wan Major Pau

Chapter 9: The Development of Fiscal Transparency in China: A Critical Review
Xiao Hanyu and Jingyuan Xu

Chapter 10: Ruling Online and Social Media in the Digital Age
Xigen Li

Chapter 11: Authoritarian Transparency: A Comparative Survey on Open Government Information Regulations in China
Fen Lin

Chapter 12: Land Use Reforms and Lang Finance among Local Governments
Alfred M. Wu and Fangzhi Ye

Chapter 13: Revisiting China’s Ethnic Minority Policies: Asserting a Flavor of Chinese Characteristics
Yangbin Chen

Chapter 14: The Chinese Dream and Chinese Foreign Language Education Policies
Lucy Zhao, Xiaowei Zang, and Shijia Yang

Section IV: Public Administration and Governance in China
Chapter 15: Family Planning Policies and Fertility Changes in China: A Historical Review
Yu Song

Chapter 16: Urbanization like China? Implementation Mode, Policy Regime and Sustainable Transformation Pathways
Xiaoling Zhang

Chapter 17:  Network Structure and Collaborative Innovation Processes - A Comparative Analysis of Two Elderly Service Networks in Shanghai
Wai-Fung Lam and Wei Li

Chapter 18:  Land Administration Policy and Illegal Land Use
Hongping Lian, Hui Li, and Kilkon Ko

Chapter 19: Government Capacity, Citizen Activism, and Wastewater Treatment in China: Evidence from Provincial Panel Data 2004-2014
Xiaowei Zang

Chapter 20:  Organ Donation in China and Hong Kong: Learning from International Models and Adopting Proper Motivational Measures
Ruiping Fan and Chunyan Ding

Section V: Street-Level Bureaucracy in China
Chapter 21:  Research on Street-Level Bureaucracy in China: Past, Present, and Future
Xiaowei Zang

Chapter 22:  Authoritarian Capitalism and Policing Studies in China
Jianhua Xu, Qipu Hu, and Anli Jiang

Chapter 23: Exploring Frontline Work
Xiaowei Zang and Michael Musheno

Chapter 24:  Leniency and Severity in Street-Level Law Enforcement in China
Lisa Zang and Xiaowei Zang

Section VI: Research and teaching on public administration in Greater China
Chapter 25: Dissertation Research in Public Administration in China
Jing Yijia

Chapter 26:  A Review of Public Administration Research in Hong Kong and Macau, 2010-2019
Echo Lei Wang and Jie Gao

Chapter 27:  Crisis of Relevance: Public Administration Theory and Practice Connections in Taiwan
Sun, Tung-Wen, Wen-Hsueh Chen, and Windy Thi-Ngoc-Minh Phan


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