Book — 1 online resource (xii, 274 pages) : illustrations
Economic Integration between Hong Kong and China-- CEPA-- Hong Kong's Linkages with Guangdong-- Renminbi in Hong Kong-- Donald Tsang's Governance Crisis-- Statutory Minimum Wage-- Hong Kong Identity-- Democratization-- Chief Executive Election-- Legislative Council Election-- District Council Election-- Political Reforms.
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This edited volume is a compilation of the analyses written by East Asian Institute experts on Hong Kong since the handover. It covers most, if not all the important events that have taken place in Hong Kong since 1997, including its economic integration and relations with China, its governance conundrums, the Hong Kong identity and nation-building, the implementation of the minimum wage, and the elections from 2011-2012. The book's panoramic view of Hong Kong makes it a useful resource for readers who seek a broad understanding of the city and how it has evolved after its return to China. It also offers some glimpses into the direction Hong Kong is heading in its socio-economic relations with China at both the state and society levels, as well as its domestic political developments and the prospects for democratization. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (v, 372 pages) : illustrations.
Progress of Township Governance Studies-- Organizational and Personnel Structure-- Fiscal Standing and Debt Crisis-- Power and Accountability-- Control Systems-- Public Services-- Future of the Township Government-- Government Functions and Alienation of Institutions-- Institutionalization of Governments and Reforms.
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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. (source: Nielsen Book Data)