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Author Zheng, Yongnian.

Title De facto federalism in China : reforms and dynamics of central-local relations / Zheng Yongnian
Published Singapore ; London : World Scientific, 2007


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 W'PONDS  320.451 Zhe/Def  AVAILABLE
Description xxv, 431 pages ; 24 cm
Series Series on contemporary China ; 7
Series on contemporary China ; 7
Contents 1. Approaches to central-local relations in China -- 2. De Facto federalism : organizations, procedures and norms in China's central-local relations -- 3. Reciprocal interaction in De Facto federalism -- 4. Autonomous development in De Facto federalism : Jiangsu under decentralization -- 5. The center, local state and local community : Zhejiang under inter-governmental decentralization -- 6. Coercion and policy enforcement : Guangdong under inter-governmental recentralization -- 7. Collective bargaining and central-local reciprocity : inter-provincial coalition in De Facto federalism -- 8. Whither China's De Facto federalism?
Summary "This book is the first attempt to conceptualize China's central-local relations from the behavioral perspective. Although China does not have a federalist system of government, the author believes that, with deepening reform and openness, China's central-local relations is increasingly functioning on federalist principles. Federalism as a functioning system in China is under studied. The author defines the political system existing in China as "de facto federalism", and provides a detailed analysis of its sources and dynamics in the book. The system is mainly driven by two related factors - inter-governmental decentralization and globalization. While economic decentralization since the 1980s has led to the formation of de facto federalism, globalization since the 1990s has accelerated this process and generated increasingly high pressure on the Chinese leadership to institutionalize de facto federalism by various measures of selective recentralization." -- Jacket description
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Decentralization in government -- China.
Federal government -- China.
State-local relations -- China.
China -- Politics and government -- 2002-
LC no. 2006050096
ISBN 9789812700162 (hbk.)
9812700161 (hbk.)