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xix, 225 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Contents and Abstracts1Change Within Continuity: Zouping County Government chapter abstractThis chapter introduces the volume and offers an in-depth analyzes of the changes that have taken place in Zouping's political economy over the last 15 years. It poses the core question of whether China's political institutions have somehow managed to cope despite remaining basically unreformed, or have there been more subtle and profound changes in the way that the old organizational structures actually operate. Ad hoc bureaucratic adaptations and accommodations change the operation, if not the organizational form, of local government institutions, where existing agencies play new and unexpected roles. It is institutional agility, with on-going political change masked by outward continuity in formal organization. The sections on the county's economic development include original analysis of the county's changing economic structure, the shift from public to private enterprise, and the political consequences of economic change. The chapter ends with a summary of the different chapters in the volume. 2Zouping in Historical Perspective chapter abstractThe chapter discusses the complicated historical background of Zouping County, Shandong Province, China. It shows how historical factors influenced subsequent social, economic and political events and trends. Among them the rural reform efforts lead by Liang Shuming are highlighted, as well as rural prototypes. 3Creativity and Flexibility in County and Township Economic Governance chapter abstractThis chapter seeks to improve our understanding of how China's county level governments manage the diverse economic trajectories of the townships and villages they govern in three ways: First, by looking at the county, township and village levels, the chapter examines variations in development paths at the sub-county levels. Second, the chapter looks at the fiscal relationships between the county and its townships and their change over time as an indicator of the relative changes in the economic dynamics of a single locality. Lastly, in-depth interviews reveal details about the development and the politics that shaped and managed it. Selected case studies illustrate the diverse paths taken at the sub-county level. The chapter also shows how the key to Zouping's overall success has been the county government's ability to be creative and flexible even within the confines of a nationally scripted rural development policy. 4Directed Improvisation in Administrative Financing chapter abstractThis chapter examines one of the oldest and most basic problems of governance: how to pay the bureaucracy. Following the 1994 tax reform, China's local governments, even the relatively prosperous county of Zouping, face heightened budgetary pressures. Agencies and public service providers are therefore compelled to "self-finance"-that is, generate a portion of their own income and staff benefits. Contrary to popular opinion, practices of administrative self-financing are not arbitrary and lawless-- rather, they are bound by rules, specifically, rules made by an intersecting matrix of vertical and horizontal authorities within the state. More broadly, this account illustrates a key condition of adaptation-which this chapter calls "directed improvisation." 5The Evolution and Adaption of Business-Government Relations in Zouping chapter abstractThis chapter analyzes business-government relations in a single Chinese county through the lens of IPR regulation. A focus on Zouping reveals the scope of variation that exists in business-government relations more than two decades after the introduction of policies regarding the separation of business and government. Three different ideal-typical models characterize business-government relations in Zouping: the Maoist model, where state and business are fused-- the local developmental state model, where state financial and administrative resources are used to create the best possible environment for business-- and the regulatory state model, where the relationship between the state and business is mediated by regulatory agencies, which are independent of the state and approach business as impartial referees. This variation within the same county with regard to IPR enforcement highlights one of the main themes of this volume, namely the coexistence of both continuity and adaptive change in Zouping. 6Non-Judicial Interpreters of "Legality" and the Development of Law in the Local State chapter abstractThis chapter examines the origins, development, and operations of the Zouping County Legal Affairs Office, and shows how non-judicial actors are charged with "legalizing" the local administrative state. The chapter explicates administrative rulemaking processes in Zouping, and the role that the Office plays in them. The chapter explains how institutional structure empowers the Office to pre-empt, mediate, and resolve administrative conflicts. Over time, the Office has been retooled and assigned tasks beyond its original scope of work. As a non-judicial interpreter of "legality, " it has provided local government officials and departments room and procedures with which to adapt to local demands and changing circumstances. 7The Role of the Organization Department in Political Selection chapter abstractIn Zouping County, as elsewhere in China, the organization department is arguably the most powerful operational department of the communist party committee. This chapter focuses on the crux of that power, which is also the crux of party power: political selection. The county organization department collects information about party and government officials in the course of routine evaluations and non-routine vetting and uses that information to recommend personnel decisions to the party committee. This is a huge responsibility. Reform-era changes have not only increased the challenges for the department but also increased the likelihood that its failure to do the job well will be more easily detected. With few new staff and no major new institutional design, the organization department does many new (and newly required) things, so as to accomplish the core task of political selection that has always been its main charge. 8Reforming and Updating Cadre Training in Zouping's Communist Party Schools chapter abstractInstitutions of cadre training in Zouping have adjusted to the broad transformations that have swept across the party and Chinese society. Changes in cadre training at the local level demonstrate the responsiveness of traditional Leninist organizations, such as grassroots party schools, to a rapidly changing environment. Cadre training has fragmented, and there now exist myriad providers of services that compete and complement the work of party schools. Party schools have responded to competition by diversifying their portfolio of activities. This indicates that there is adaptive capacity within local party organizations, but these organizations must strike a careful balance between the political imperatives of the party and the economic pressures of the market. 9Institutional Agility and Regime Adaptation chapter abstractThis chapter concludes the volume, stressing that the barely perceptible changes have permitted an outwardly unchanging government to adapt flexibly in the way that it operates, resulting in institutional agility. It underscores the point that looking closely at the internal operations of local administrative systems reveal significant changes that have taken place within largely unchanged political structures. It acknowledges that one might debate the extent to which the practices described in this volume amount to significant political change, but argues that without these chapters and the fieldwork that went into them the question could not even be considered. It ends by making clear that the goal in this volume is not to argue that governance has become more democratic. The purpose is to provide some insights into how a single party authoritarian system has managed to govern despite fundamental changes in the economy and society.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781503604001 20180306
China has undergone dramatic change in its economic institutions in recent years, but surprisingly little change politically. Somehow, the political institutions seem capable of governing a vastly more complex market economy and a rapidly changing labor force. One possible explanation, examined in Zouping Revisited, is that within the old organizational molds there have been subtle but profound changes to the ways these governing bodies actually work. The authors take as a case study the local government of Zouping County and find that it has been able to evolve significantly through ad hoc bureaucratic adaptations and accommodations that drastically change the operation of government institutions. Zouping has long served as a window into local-level Chinese politics, economy, and culture. In this volume, top scholars analyze the most important changes in the county over the last two decades. The picture that emerges is one of institutional agility and creativity as a new form of resilience within an authoritarian regime.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781503604001 20180306
Green Library
xxi, 264 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
China's New National Urbanization Plan (2014-20) sets ambitious targets for sustainable, human-centered, and environmentally friendly urbanization. What key institutional and governance challenges will China face in reaching those goals? This title, coedited by a prominent leader of China's National Development and Reform Commission, features policy-focused contributions from leading social scientists in the United States and China who explore challenges ranging from migration and labor markets to agglomeration economies, land finance, affordable housing, and education policy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781931368414 20170829
Green Library
xiv, 413 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, charts ; 25 cm
  • Funeral
  • From movement to regime
  • Rural revolution
  • Urban revolution
  • The socialist economy
  • The evolving party system
  • Thaw and backlash
  • Great leap
  • Toward the Cultural Revolution
  • Fractured rebellion
  • Collapse and division
  • Military rule
  • Discord and dissent
  • The Mao era in retrospect.
China's Communist Party seized power in 1949 after a long guerrilla insurgency followed by full-scale war, but the revolution was just beginning. Andrew Walder narrates the rise and fall of the Maoist state from 1949 to 1976--an epoch of startling accomplishments and disastrous failures, steered by many forces but dominated above all by Mao Zedong.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674058156 20171211
Green Library
xviii, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Globalization and Public Sector Reform in China Kjeld Erik Brodsgaard 2. Looking West: The Impact of Western Ideas on Public Sector Reform Policies in China John Burns 3. Transitional Meritocracy? Institutions and Practices of Personnel Management in State-Building in Contemporary China Wang Zhengxu and Dragan Pavlicevic 4. Digital Monitoring and Public Administrative Reform in China Jesper Schlager 5. Public Sector Reform in China: Who is Losing Out? Kjeld Erik Brodsgaard and Chen Gang 6. Health Sector Reforms in Contemporary China: A Political Perspective Daniele Brombal 7. China's Centrally-Managed State-Owned Enterprises: Dilemma and Reform Huang Yanjie and Zheng Yongnian 8. Creating Corporate Goups to Strengthen China's State-Owned Enterprises Jean Oi and Zhang Xiaowen 9. China's Bureaucratic Capitalism: Creating the Corporate Steel Sector Andrew Walder 10. Public Sector Units in India and China: Inefficient Producers or Creators of Crucial Knowledge Assets? Jayan Jose Thomas 11. Public Sector Reforms and Political Discourse in India and China Manoranjan Mohanty.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415723596 20160614
This book analyses public sector reform comprehensively in all parts of China's public sector - government bureaucracy, public service units and state-owned enterprises. It argues that reform of the public sector has become an issue of great concern to the Chinese leaders, who realize that efficient public administration is key to securing the regime's governing capacity and its future survival. The book shows how thinking about public sector reform has shifted in recent decades from a quantitative emphasis on 'small government', which involved the reduction in size of what was perceived as a bloated bureaucracy, to an emphasis on the quality of governance, which may result in an increase in public sector personnel. The book shows how, although Western ideas about public sector reform have had an impact, Chinese government continues to be best characterized as 'state capitalism', with the large state-owned enterprises continuing to play an important - and increasing - role in the economy and in business. However, state-owned enterprises no longer provide care for large numbers of people from the cradle to the grave - finding an alternative, efficient way of delivering basic welfare and health care is the big challenge facing China's public sector.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415723596 20160614
Green Library
xiv, 375 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Part I. Reform and Resilience: 1. Understanding communist collapse and resilience Martin K. Dimitrov-- 2. Resilience and collapse in China and the Soviet Union Thomas Bernstein-- Part II. Ideology and Resilience: 3. Ideological erosion and the breakdown of communist regimes Vladimir Tismaneanu-- 4. Ideological introversion and regime survival: North Korea's 'our-style socialism' Charles Armstrong-- Part III. Contagion and Resilience: 5. Bringing down dictators: waves of democratic change in communist and postcommunist Europe and Eurasia Valerie J. Bunce and Sharon L. Wolchik-- 6. The dynamics of contagion in the Soviet Bloc and the impact on regime survival Mark Kramer-- Part IV. Inclusion and Resilience: 7. Authoritarian survival, resilience, and the selectorate theory Mary Gallagher and Jonathan Hanson-- 8. Cause or consequence? Private-sector development and communist resilience in China Kellee S. Tsai-- Part V. Accountability and Resilience: 9. Vietnam through Chinese eyes: divergent accountability in single-party regimes Regina Abrami, Edmund Malesky and Yu Zheng-- 10. Vertical accountability in communist regimes: the role of citizen complaints in Bulgaria and China Martin K. Dimitrov-- 11. Conclusion: whither communist regime resilience Martin K. Dimitrov.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107651135 20160612
Brings together a distinguished group of scholars working to address the puzzling durability of communist autocracies in Eastern Europe and Asia, which are the longest-lasting type of non-democratic regime to emerge after World War I. The volume conceptualizes the communist universe as consisting of the ten regimes in Eastern Europe and Mongolia that eventually collapsed in 1989-91, and the five regimes that survived the fall of the Berlin Wall: China, Vietnam, Laos, North Korea and Cuba. The essays offer a theoretical argument that emphasizes the importance of institutional adaptations as a foundation of communist resilience. In particular, the contributors focus on four adaptations: of the economy, of ideology, of the mechanisms for inclusion of potential rivals, and of the institutions of vertical and horizontal accountability. The volume argues that when regimes are no longer able to implement adaptive change, contingent leadership choices and contagion dynamics make collapse more likely. By conducting systematic paired comparisons of the European and Asian cases and by developing arguments that encompass both collapse and resilience, the volume offers a new methodological approach for studying communist autocracies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107651135 20160612
Green Library
xvi, 303 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
xxiv, 295 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Politics in China's corporate restructuring / Jean C. Oi
  • China's corporate restructuring : a multi-step process / Jean C. Oi and Han Chaohua
  • The local politics of restructuring state-owned enterprises in China / Jin Zeng and Kellee S. Tsai
  • Distinguishing between losers : institutionalizing inequality in China's corporate restructuring / Yongshun Cai
  • Experience first, laws later : experimentation and breakthroughs in the restructuring of China's state sector / Sebastian Heilmann
  • Reinvented intervention : the Chinese central state and state-owned enterprise reform in the WTO era / Joo-Youn Jung
  • FDI and corporate restructuring in China : is the medicine worse than the disease? / Mary E. Gallagher and Yue Ma
  • The politics of social security reform in corporate restructuring in China / Worawut Smuthkalin
  • Stock markets and corporate reform : a pandora's box of unintended consequences / Carl E. Walter
  • Spin-offs and corporate governance : listed firms in China's stock markets / Lu Zheng and Byung-Soo Kim.
As the Chinese Communist Party(CCP) set about reforming its centrally planned economy, it faced the thorny policy question of how to reform its state-owned enterprises (SOEs). Should it support a shift from public to private ownership of the means of production? Such a shift would challenge not only the CCP's socialist ideology but also its very legitimacy. Mixing the business of corporate restructuring with the politics of socialism presented nothing short of a policy nightmare. With policy-relevant acuity, the contributors to this wide-ranging volume address the questions about reform programs that have plagued China-and East Asia more broadly-since the 1990s. While China, Japan, and South Korea have all been criticized for implementing reform too slowly or too selectively, this volume delves into the broader contexts underlying certain institutional decisions. The book seeks to show that seemingly different political economies actually share surprising similarities, and problems. While Going Private in China sheds new light on China's corporate restructuring, it also offers new perspectives on how we think about the process of institutional change.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781931368223 20160605
Green Library
xiv, 284 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Social conflicts and collective resistance in China
  • Obstacles to successful resistance in China
  • Issue linkage and effective resistance
  • Social networks and effective resistance
  • The power of disruptive collective action
  • The limits of disruptive tactics : the use of violence
  • Popular resistance and policy adjustment.
Although academics have paid much attention to contentious politics in China and elsewhere, research on the outcomes of social protests, both direct and indirect, in non-democracies is still limited. In this new work, Yongshun Cai combines original fieldwork with secondary sources to examine how social protest has become a viable method of resistance in China and, more importantly, why some collective actions succeed while others fail. Cai looks at the collective resistance of a range of social groups - peasants to workers to homeowners - and explores the outcomes of social protests in China by adopting an analytical framework that operationalizes the forcefulness of protestor action and the cost-benefit calculations of the government. He shows that a protesting group's ability to create and exploit the divide within the state, mobilize participants, or gain extra support directly affects the outcome of its collective action. Moreover, by exploring the government's response to social protests, the book addresses the resilience of the Chinese political system and its implications for social and political developments in China.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804763400 20160603
Green Library
xxv, 363 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
xiv, 268 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • The myth of China's democratic capitalists
  • Bypassing democracy : regime durability, informal institutions, and political change
  • The unofficial and official revival of China's private sector
  • Private entrepreneurs' identities, interests, and values
  • Diversity in private entrepreneurs' coping strategies
  • Local variation in private sector conditions
  • Changing China : adaptive informal institutions.
Green Library
vi, 402 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Historical reflections on grassroots political reform in China / Elizabeth J. Perry and Merle Goldman
  • Village elections, transparency, and anticorruption : Henan and Guangdong provinces / Richard Levy
  • The implementation of village elections and tax-for-fee reform in rural northwest China / John James Kennedy
  • Fiscal crisis in China's townships : causes and consequences / Jean C. Oi and Zhao Shukai
  • Direct township elections / Lianjiang Li
  • The struggle for village public goods provision : informal institutions of accountability in rural China / Lily L. Tsai
  • Inadvertent political reform via private associations : assessing homeowners' groups in new neighborhoods / Benjamin L. Read
  • Civil resistance and rule of law in China : the defense of homeowners' rights / Yongshun Cai
  • "Hope for protection and hopeless choices" : labor legal aid in the PRC / Mary E. Gallagher
  • Is labor a political force in China? / Ching Kwan Lee
  • Between defiance and obedience : protest opportunism in China / Xi Chen
  • In search of the grassroots : hydroelectric politics in northwest Yunnan / Ralph Litzinger
  • Public opinion supervision : possibilities and limits of the media in constraining local officials / Yuezhi Zhao and Sun Wusan.
Observers often note the glaring contrast between China's stunning economic progress and stalled political reforms. Although sustained growth in GNP has not brought democratization at the national level, this does not mean that the Chinese political system has remained unchanged. At the grassroots level, a number of important reforms have been implemented in the last two decades. This volume, written by scholars who have undertaken substantial fieldwork in China, explores a range of grassroots efforts - initiated by the state and society alike - intended to restrain arbitrary and corrupt official behaviour and enhance the accountability of local authorities. Topics include village and township elections, fiscal reforms, legal aid, media supervision, informal associations, and popular protests. While the authors offer varying assessments of the larger significance of these developments, their case studies point to a more dynamic Chinese political system than is often acknowledged. When placed in historical context - as in the Introduction - we see that reforms in local governance are hardly a new feature of Chinese political statecraft and that the future of these experiments is anything but certain.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674024854 20160527
Green Library
xii, 195 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Contents Introduction Is China Moving to a More Equitable Development Strategy? Vivienne Shue and Christine Wong Chapter 1 Can the Retreat from Equality Be Reversed? An Assessment of Redistributive Fiscal Policies from Deng Xiaoping to Wen Jiabao Christine Wong Chapter 2 Has China Reached the Top of the Kuznets Curve? Carl Riskin Chapter 3 Local Governance, Health Financing, and Changing Patterns of Inequality in Access to Health Care Jane Duckett Chapter 4 Paying for Education in Rural China Rachel Murphy Chapter 5 Social Security in Transition Athar Hussain Chapter 6 Investing in Rural China: Tracking China's Commitment to Modernization Zhang Linxiu, Luo Renfu, Liu Chengfang and Scott Rozelle Chapter 7 Who Receives Subsidies? A Look at the County Level in Two Time Periods Victor Shih and Zhang Qi Chapter 8 Local Governance, Policy Mandates and Fiscal Reform in China Liu Mingxing and Tao Ran Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415422543 20160527
China's stunning record of economic development since the 1970s has been marred by an increasingly obvious gap between the country's 'haves' and its 'have-nots'. While people living in some parts of the country have enjoyed dramatically improved conditions of life, those in other districts and regions have slipped ever further behind in terms of access to health, wealth, education, security and opportunity. "Paying for Progress in China" is a collection of essays which trace the causes of this growing inequality, using new data including surveys, interviews, newly available official statistics and in-depth fieldwork. Their findings expose the malfunctioning of China's 'broken' intergovernmental fiscal system, which has exacerbated the disequalizing effects of emerging market forces. Whilst the government's deliberately 'pro-poor' development policies have in recent years sought to reduce the gap between rich and poor, both markets, and also state institutions and policies, are continuing to create perverse equity outcomes across the country, confounding hopes for better-balanced and more inclusive growth in China. The interdisciplinary approach of this collection, incorporating work by economists, sociologists and political scientists, makes it a valuable resource for students of contemporary Chinese political economy and social development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415422543 20160527
Green Library
xl, 335 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
  • Preface. List of Abbreviations. Chronology. 1. "You're None of Those!" 2. How China's Stock Markets Came to Be. The evolution of the Shenzhen and Shanghai securities markets. Original structure of the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges. The Stock Exchange Executive Council and the electronic markets STAQ and NETS). The regional trading centers. The auction houses. The Third Board. 3. Who Minds the Fox: The Regulators. The PBOC: Market player or market regulator? Building the CSRC. The internationalization of the CSRC. The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong goes to the top. The CSRC's domestic struggle. Regulatory philosophy. The CSRC takes the initiative. 4. Defining Ownership: Share Types Shares of what? The 1992 Standard Opinion. The 1994 Company Law. Listed company shares. The 1999 Securities Law. 5. Packaging SOEs: Restructuring and Listing. Evolution of Chinese corporate law. How to "package" an SOE. Corporate restructuring for international listing. 6. The Fortunate Few: Listed Companies. Who decides who lists? International pricing. A-share pricing. Analysis of listed companies. A note on private companies. 7. Where Have All the (Retail) Investors Gone? How many investors? Who are China's investors? 8. Sliced and Diced: China's Segmented Stock Markets. Segmented markets. Is there a company value? Economic inefficiencies of segmented markets. Circles of ownership. Privatization with Chinese characteristics? 9. Searching for the Big Fix, 2001-05. China's bull markets. Fund index performance. The forgettable B share. Taking the market's measure. The Fall of China's Stock Markets, 2001-2006. 10. How CSRC Sought to Merge the Markets: the G Company Reform. Trying to merge the segmented markets. The character of the market in the new century. Trying to restore the status quo. The terms of the debate about state shares. The securities industry debacle. 11. Foreign Investors in China'sw Stock Market. SASAC: defender of state property rights. The CSRC's "Final Fix". Pilot cases of the new policy. Warrants and the National Champion: BaoSteel. 12. Bulls and Bears: Summing Up. Market entry regulations and restrictions. The approval process. Market strategies. Investment history. Appendix 1: China's Red-Hot Primary MArkets. Appendix 2: Glossary of English/Chinese Securities Terminology. Endnotes. Select Bibliography. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470822142 20160607
PRIVATIZING CHINA INSIDE CHINA'S STOCK MARKETS In more depth than any other, this highly readable book lays bare why China's capital markets have fallen so far short of their promise. It is required reading for anyone seeking to understand the realities and the future of an extraordinary economic transformation. - James Kynge, Former Beijing Bureau Chief, Financial Times, Author, China Shakes the World Carl Walter and Fraser Howie bring together a wealth of experience to this complex and deeply important topic. Their book contains a mine of invaluable quantitative and qualitative information as well as an incredible depth of knowledge. It is essential reading for anyone investing in companies from mainland China. - Professor Peter Nolan, Judge Institute of Management Studies, University of Cambridge Privatizing China is essential for anyone who wants to understand China's companies and stock markets. no one should invest in China without reading it. - Arthur Kroeber, Managing Editor, China Economic Quarterly Carl Walter and Fraser Howie combine a deep knowledge of China and finance to provide an unflinching perspective on the country's effort to build functioning capital markets. China may have wowed the world with its high-speed economic growth and manufacturing prowess, but this book is compelling evidence that Beijing's mastery of the universe does not yet extend to the stock market. - Richard MacGregor, beijing Correspodent, FinancialTimes This book will answer many people's questions regarding SOEs and the stock market. I think it is destined to become the standard reference work on the subject. - Jean C. Oi, Director, Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470822142 20160607
Green Library
x, 193 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Contents-- Figures and Tables-- Acknowledgements-- Abbreviations-- 1 Introduction-- Dismantling of Moral Arrangements and Motivations for Resistance-- Reform and Resistance: A Dual Interaction-- Notes on the Definition of Laid-Off workers and Data Collection-- 2 The Ending of a Socialist Contract and Retrenchment-- Budget Constraints and the End of the Socialist Contract-- The Government's Redress Measures and Limitations-- Problems with Welfare Provisions-- Government and Laid-Off Workers' Reemployment-- Impact of Layoffs-- Workers' Economic Plight-- Workers' Depression and Resentment-- 3 Retrenchment and Laid-Off Workers' Responses-- Laid-off Workers' Responses-- Statistical Analysis of Workers' Responses-- Deprivation, Discontent, and Collective Action-- Individuals and collective action-- Benefits and individuals' participation-- Confidence, costs, and participation in collective action-- 4 Fragmentation and Collective Action-- Fragmentation and the Difficulty of Collective Action-- A Means to the End: Individual Action-- Workers' Declined Status and Ex Ante Job Search-- Ex Post Job Search-- Alternatives and Non-Participation-- The Case of Unpaid Retired Workers-- 5 Management and Worker Silence-- Dominance of Management-- Workers and Ex Ante Resistance-- Management and Ex Post Resistance-- Constraints and Management Tactics-- Institutional Arrangements and Constraints-- Other Informal Constraints-- Criteria for Layoffs-- Management as a Helpless Patron-- 6 Government and the Prevention of Worker Resistance-- Targeting the Government-- Belief and Reaction of the Government-- Capacity, Constraints, and Government Policies-- Dispelling the Motivation for Resistance-- Selective Punishment and the Risk of Action-- Organizers and Collective Action-- Punishing Organizers-- Government Patience and the Cost of Sustained Action-- 7 Collective Action of Chinese Laid-off Workers-- Constraints on the Government-- Local Governments and Political Space in China-- Constraints and Concessions-- Mobilization and Collective Action-- Emergence of Organizers-- Sufficient Participants-- Scenarios for Collective Action-- Scale of Resistance and Reform-- 8 Conclusion-- Appendix-- Bibliography--.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415368889 20160527
In the 1990s, the Chinese government launched an unprecedented reform of state enterprises, putting tens of millions of people out of work. This empirically rich study calls on comprehensive surveys and interviews, combining quantitative data with qualitative in its examination of the variation in workers collective action. Cai investigates the difference in interests of and options available to workers that reduce their solidarity and the obstacles that prevent their coordination. In addition, and perhaps more importantly, this book explores the Chinese Government's policies and how their feedback shaped workers' incentives and capacity of action.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415368889 20160527
Green Library
xiii , 240 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • List of Illustrations ix Acknowledgments xi List of Abbreviations xv Chapter One: Introduction 1 Chapter Two: Contagious Capitalism 9 FDI as Competitive Pressure 11 FDI and Laboratories for Change 14 FDI and Ideological Change 18 "Opening Up" in Comparative Perspective 19 Conclusion 28 Chapter Three: Blurring Boundaries 30 Chapter Overview 33 FDI in China 33 The Evolution of Foreign Ownership 37 "Letting Go The Small: " FDI and the Sale of SOEs: 1992-45 Competitive Liberalization and Its Effects 56 Conclusion 60 Chapter Four: The Unmitigated Market 62 Policy Liberalization and Labor Flexibility 65 Chinese Firms under Socialism, Pre-1978 66 The Era of Partial Reform, 1978-1992 70 Contagious Capitalism, 1992-76 Contracts and Employment Insecurity 76 Management Domination over or Suppression of Worker Organizations 82 Conclusion 96 Chapter Five: "Use the Law as Your Weapon!" 98 China's Turn to the Rule of Law 101 Labor and Legal Institutionalization 103 The Labor Contract System 105 The National Labor Law 110 Rising Conflict: Labor Disputes in the 1990s 114 Labor Disputes in Comparative Perspective 116 Trends in PRC Labor Disputes 121 Labor Conflict and Foreign Investment 130 Conclusion 131 Chapter Six: From State-owned to National Industry 133 Giving Up on Socialism 136 Developmentalism in Practice: From the Center to the Firm 139 Conclusion 153 Conclusion: The Contradiction of "Reform and Openness" 154 Appendix: Firms and Interviews 159 Notes 163 Bibliography 215 Index 235.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691117614 20160528
One of the core assumptions of recent American foreign policy is that China's post-1978 policy of 'reform and openness' will lead to political liberalization. This book challenges that assumption and the general relationship between economic liberalization and democratization. Moreover, it analyzes the effect of foreign direct investment (F di) liberalization on Chinese labor politics. Market reforms and increased integration with the global economy have brought about unprecedented economic growth and social change in China during the last quarter of a century."Contagious Capitalism" contends that FDI liberalization played several roles in the process of China's reforms. First, it placed competitive pressure on the state sector to produce more efficiently, thus necessitating new labor practices. Second, it allowed difficult and politically sensitive labor reforms to be extended to other parts of the economy. Third, it caused a reformulation of one of the key ideological debates of reforming socialism: the relative importance of public industry.China's growing integration with the global economy through FDI led to a new focus of debate - away from the public vs. private industry dichotomy and toward a nationalist concern for the fate of Chinese industry. In comparing China with other Eastern European and Asian economies, two important considerations come into play, the book argues: China's pattern of ownership diversification and China's mode of integration into the global economy. This book relates these two factors to the success of economic change without political liberalization and addresses the way FDI liberalization has affected relations between workers and the ruling Communist Party. Its conclusion: reform and openness in this context resulted in a strengthened Chinese state, a weakened civil society (especially labor), and a delay in political liberalization.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691117614 20160528
Green Library
237 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Stephen Green & Guy S. Liu.Part I: Retreat: Privatisation Motives and Methods.1. China's industrial reform strategy: retreat and retain: Stephen Green & Guy Liu.2. Privatization in the former Soviet bloc: Has China learned the lessons?: Stephen Green.3. Chinese-style privatization: motives and constraints: Guy Liu, Pei Sun & Wing T. Woo.4. The effects of privatization on China's industrial performance: Liu Xiaoxuan.5. Ownership reform in China's TVEs: Sun Laixiang.6. China's public firms: how much privatization?: Guy Liu & Pei Sun.7. The privatization two-step at China's listed firms: Stephen Green.8. Urban housing privatization: Li Bingqin.Part II: Retain: Non-privatization Industrial Reforms.9. China's privatization ministry? The State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission: Stephen Green & He Ming.10. Prospects for privatization in China's energy sector: Philip Andrews-Speed and Cao Zhenning.11. Private investment in China's telecommunication sector: no Chinese, no foreigners allowed?: Marc Laperrouza.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405126434 20160528
This work was nominated for the 2006 IPEG Book Prize. Drawing on the research of ten scholars from around the world, this volume evaluates China's privatization experience by investigating the efficiency and fairness of the sale process and the credibility of the government's ambition to create world-class state-owned conglomerates. Features include: one of the first book-length works to evaluate China's privatization experience; draws on the research of ten scholars from around the world including Liu Xiaoxuan (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), Sun Laixiang (SOAS, London University) and Chih-jou Jay Chen (Academic Sinica); investigates the factors determining the decision by government officials to sell or retain their firms; evaluates how credible the government's ambition is to create world-class state-owned conglomerates; compares the efficiency and fairness of the sales against the lessons learned from the former Soviet bloc; and, explains how the state is withdrawing from key sectors such as automobiles, energy and telecoms.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405126434 20160528
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viii, 256 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: The 16th Party Congress: New Leaders, New China Yun-han Chu, Chih-cheng Lo, and Ramon H. Myers-- Leadership Change and Chinese Political Development Lowell Dittmer-- The New Generation of Leadership and the Direction of Political Reform after the 16th Party Congress Suisheng Zhao-- Jiang and After: Technocratic Rule, Generational Replacement and Mentor Politics Yu-Shan Wu-- The Changing of the Guard: China's New Military Leadership David Shambaugh-- Social Change and Political Reform in China: Meeting the Challenge of Success John W. Lewis and Xue Litai-- State and Society in Urban China in the Wake of the 16th Party Congress Dorothy J. Solinger-- Old Problems for New Leaders: Institutional Disjunctions in Rural China Jean C. Or-- The International Strategy of China's New Leaders Gerrit W. Gong-- US-China Relations in the Wake of the 16th Party Congress and Tenth National People's Congress Kenneth Lieberthal-- Power Transition and the Making of Beijing's Policy Towards Taiwan Yun-han Chu-- Systematic Stresses and Political Choices: The Road Ahead Richard Baum.
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This volume presents a concise history of how China's Communist Party (CCP) selected a new generation of leaders in late 2002 and why the individuals, in their late 40s and 50s, were so well qualified to govern China. These leaders are trying to lead China to become a regional and world power in which their people can enjoy a modest living standard and take pride in the nation's achievements. Addressed to the expert or ordinary reader, these essays see China's leaders as challenged by a new trend, visible only in the last decade, of a widening gap between the losers in society and the winners of the recent economic and political reforms. The leaders of the largest, single ruling party and state authority in the world must somehow reverse that trend if China is to survive as one nation. This volume explains they are doing that by reconfiguring their huge command economy, promoting a market economy, and undertaking gradual political reforms. It is unflinching in its discussion of how China's leaders face mounting political corruption, spreading unemployment, growing disparity of wealth and income, and a crisis of belief.
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xxii, 510 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Economic policy reform in China / Nicholas C. Hope, Dennis Tao Yang, and Mu Yang Li
  • Policy reform in China: what is needed next?
  • China's transition to a market economy : how far across the river? / Yingyi Qian and Jinglian Wu
  • Building market-supporting institutions
  • When will China's financial system meet China's needs? / Nicholas R. Lardy
  • Thriving on a tilted playing field: China's nonstate enterprises in the reform era / Chong-En Bai, David D. Li, and Yijiang Wang
  • The more law, the more--? : measuring legal reform in the People's Republic of China / William P. Alford
  • Toward greater economic integration
  • Trade policy, structural change, and China's trade growth / William Martin ... [et al.]
  • Sizing up foreign direct investment in China and India / Shang-jin Wei
  • How much can regional integration do to unify China's markets? / Barry Naughton
  • Sharing rising incomes
  • China's war on poverty / Scott Rozelle, Linxiu Zhang, and Jikun Huang
  • Social welfare in China in the context of three transitions / Athar Hussain
  • Housing reform in urban China / Jeffrey S. Zax
  • Sustaining policy reform
  • Can China grow and safeguard its environment? : the case of industrial pollution / David Wheeler, Hua Wang, and Susmita Dasgupta
  • The political economy of China's rural-urban divide / Dennis Tao Yang and Cai Fang
  • What will make Chinese agriculture more productive? / Jikun Huang, Justin Y. Lin, and Scott Rozelle
  • Bending without breaking : the adaptability of Chinese political institutions / Jean C. Oi
  • Further research
  • Agenda for future research / Nicholas C. Hope, Dennis Tao Yang, and Mu Yang Li.
Gradual change has been a hallmark of the Chinese reform experience, and China's success in its sequential approach makes it unique among the former command economies. Since 1979, with the inception of the continuing era of reform, the Chinese economy has flourished. Growth has averaged nine percent a year, and China is now a trillion dollar economy. China has become a major trading power and the predominant target among developing countries for foreign direct investment. Despite all this, China remains poor and the reform process unfinished. This book takes its defining theme from Deng Xiaopeng's famous metaphor for gradual reform: "feeling the stones to cross the river." How far has China progressed in fording the river? The experts who contributed to this volume tackle many aspects of that question, assessing Chinese progress in policy reform, priorities for further reform, and the research still needed to inform policymakers' decisions.
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xv, 316 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Informal finance
  • Informal finance in China
  • Private finance and gender in Fujian
  • The politics of financial innovation and regulation in Wenzhou
  • "Capitalist" innovation in the heartland of China
  • Curb markets in comparative context.
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xi, 244 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Firm Size and Economic Development The Challenge of the Global Business Revolution China's Response to the Global Business Revolution China's Large Firms and the World Trade Organisation Conclusion.
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This text tells the story of China's emergence as a major economic power and the huge impact this will have on world business. Since 1995 Peter Nolan has conducted a major investigation into Chinese industry, its economic structure, and the opportunities for growth in the future. As one of just four world experts invited by the Chinese Government to consult on their application to join the World Trade Organisation he has worked closely with the heads of Chinese industry and with many foreign multinationals operating in China. This book is an executive summary of the opportunities for business in one of the largest markets in the world, by one passionate about its possibilities for the future.
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