Toward Better Governance in China

Toward Better Governance in China : An Unconventional Pathway of Political Reform

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This book examines contemporary Chinese political reform through an examination of a number of policy initiatives taken in recent years. These include programs designed to improve administrative efficiency, transparency, and accountability, as well as directives aimed at rebuilding the regime's political support though strengthening local legislatures, overhauling the health care system, enacting labor contract laws, opening up mass media, and improving governance in China's minority regions.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 226 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739140272
  • 9780739140277
  • 1,535,132

About Baogang Guo

Baogang Guo is associate professor of political science at Dalton State College. Dennis V. Hickey is the James Morris Professor of Political Science at Missouri State University.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction. From Good Governance To Better Governance Chapter 2 Chapter 1. To Build a Government of Better Transparency and More Accountability: the CCP's Governance Performance in the Hu Era Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Super Ministry System Reform in China: Bureaucratic Politics or Administrative Reform toward a Public Service Government? Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Generalized vs. Particularized Social Capital: Social Capital and Local Governance in Urban China Chapter 5 Chapter 4. The State's Rubber Stamp or Independent Agent: A Study on the Development of Municipal People's Congress in China Chapter 6 Chapter 5. China's Healthcare System Reform: Development, Issues, and Prospects Chapter 7 Chapter 6. Norms, Laws, political Accountability and China's Legal Reform-the Cases of ALL and Xinfang (L & V) Chapter 8 Chapter 7. Policy Experimentation and China's Labor Market Regulation: The Case of the Labor Contract Law Chapter 9 Chapter 8. Changing Bottom Line: Broadcasting Regulation in China Chapter 10 Chapter 9. Why is Xinjiang Still a New Dominion? Chapter 11 Chapter 10. The Road to Ethnic Harmony: An Analysis of Internal Causes to the Ethnic Issues in Xinjiangshow more