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Assessing the Balance of Power in Central-Local Relations in China, Hardback Book

Assessing the Balance of Power in Central-Local Relations in China Hardback

Edited by John Donaldson

Part of the Routledge Contemporary China Series series


How do we understand the evolution of central-local relations in China during the reform period?

This book addresses this question by focusing on eight separate issues in which the central-local relationship has been especially salient - government finance, investment control, regional development, administrative zoning, implementation, culture, social welfare and international relations.

Each chapter introduces a sector and the way the center and various local governments have shared or divided power over the different periods of China's reform era.

The balance of power is gauged dynamically over time to measure the extent to which one level of government dominates, influences or shares power in making decisions in each of these particular domains, as well as what is likely to occur in the foreseeable future.

The authors assess the winners and losers of these changes among key actors in China's society.

The result provides a dynamic view of China's changing power relations.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 234 pages, 18 Line drawings, black and white; 17 Tables, black and white; 18 Illustrations, black an
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Regional studies
  • ISBN: 9781138672079



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