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Township governance and institutionalization in China [electronic resource] / Zhao Shukai.

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Author/Creator:
Zhao, Shukai.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2014
Imprint:
Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific Pub. Co., c2014.
Format:
  • Book
  • v, 372 p. : ill.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 322-332) and index.
Contents:
  • ch. 1. Progress of township governance studies
  • ch. 2. Organizational and personnel structure
  • ch. 3. Fiscal standing and debt crisis
  • ch. 4. Power and accountability
  • ch. 5. Control systems
  • ch. 6. Public services of township governments
  • ch. 7. Township government in prospect
  • ch. 8. Government functions and alienation of institutions
  • ch. 9. Institutionalization of governments and reforms.
Summary:
This unique volume takes a very different approach to township or xiangzhen governance. It explores the structural constraints on township governance and the way that these constraints influence the day-to-day behavior of Chinese rural grassroots government leaders. Based on thoroughgoing interviews with township and village cadres and villagers, the book depicts how individual actions affect and are affected by the underlying institutional arrangements and hence captures the dynamic micro functions of grassroots government as well as macro evolutions of overarching political institutions in China. The down-to-earth presentation of this book engages readers to deeply feel the genuine life and dilemmas of cadres at the rural grassroots levels in China. The goal of this book is to analyze the fiscal standing, power structure and public service functions of township governments in the context of its subtle relationships with upper level governments as well as with sub-level villages and the rural grassroots society. Its comprehensive documentation and in-depth discussion provide the best depiction of rural governance in contemporary China.
Reproduction:
Electronic reproduction. Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Co., 2014. System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Available to subscribing institutions.
Contributor:
World Scientific (Firm)
Series:
Series on contemporary China ; v. 35.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9789814405928
9814405922

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