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Centrifugal empire : central-local relations in China

Author: Jae Ho Chung
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Despite the destabilizing potential of governing of a vast territory and a large multicultural population, the centralized government of the People's Republic of China has held together for decades.  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jae Ho Chung
ISBN: 9780231176217 023117621X 9780231176200 0231176201
OCLC Number: 1077789688
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2018
Description: x, 216 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1 China as a Centrifugal Empire: Size, Diversity, and Local Governance, p.1 --
2 China Goes Local (Again): Assessing Post-Mao Decentralization, p.15 --
3 The Subnational Hierarchy in Time: Institutional Changes (and Continuities), p.32 --
4 The Center's Perceptions of Local Bureaucracy in China: A Typological First-Cut, p.54 --
5 The Center's Instruments of Local Control, p.72 --
6 Determinants of Local Discretion in Implementation: Exploring Policy-Contingent Variations, p.88 --
7 The Political Economy of Vertical Support and Horizontal Networks, p.115 --
8 Conclusion, p.141
Responsibility: Jae Ho Chung.


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Centrifugal Empire provides a wide-ranging, historically grounded, empirically rich, and intellectually challenging exploration of central-local relations in China and of various approaches to Read more...

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