A Bridge Too Far?

A Bridge Too Far? : Commonalities and Differences Between China and the United States

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Bringing Chinese scholars and political advisors and practitioners together with scholars who study China and the United States from a Western political scientific perspective, this book uncovers genuine areas of overlap between the politics of the two nations. Important topics covered include China's democratic prospects and the rise of local village elections, the role of interest groups, Chinese political and legal reforms and developments regarding intellectual property rights and environmental regulation, Western and Chinese political philosophy, and Sino-American foreign policy interactions.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 244 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739128876
  • 9780739128879

About Robert Grafstein

Robert Grafstein is professor and head in the department of political science at the University of Georgia and author ofChoice-Free Rationality: A Positive Theory of Political Behavior and Institutional Realism: Social and Political Constraints on Rational Actors. Fan Wen is professor of politics and philosophy and secretary-general of the China Political Studies Association at the China National School of Administration, author of The Philosophy of Unconscious Mind, and coauthor of Deng Xiaoping and Modern China & World.
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This collection offers useful perspectives on a broad range of topics, from legal and political reforms and intellectual property rights to interest groups and the development of public service. -- Dali L. Yang, University of Chicago
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Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Democracy and Political Reform Chapter 3 Chapter 1. Democracy in China? Go Figure Chapter 4 Chapter 2. Public Administration Reform in China Chapter 5 Chapter 3. Grassroots Democracy in China: A Comparative Study of Villagers' and Residents' Committees Chapter 6 Chapter 4. Hayek and theDaodejing on Order and Coercion Part 7 The Rule of Law Chapter 8 Chapter 5. Legal Reform in China Chapter 9 Chapter 6. China's Intellectual Property Rights Protection and Sino-U.S. Relations Part 10 Interest Groups and the Policy Process Chapter 11 Chapter 7. Interests, Groups, and Information Aggregation Chapter 12 Chapter 8. China's Environmental Protection and Sino-U.S. Cooperation Chapter 13 Chapter 9. The Development of the Public Service in China Part 14 International Relations Chapter 15 Chapter 10. Reciprocity and Adaptation in Post Cold War U.S.-China Foreign Policy Interactions
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