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The People's Congresses and Governance in China : Toward a Network Mode of Governance - Ming Xia

The People's Congresses and Governance in China

Toward a Network Mode of Governance

By: Ming Xia

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2007
ISBN: 9780415349505
Number Of Pages: 320

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This book provides a balanced assessment of China's communist rule, its viability as well as its prospect of democracy.

The People's Congresses and Governance in China presents a complex but convincing analysis of the transformation of governance in China. As the first systemic and theoretical study of China's provincial legislatures, it draws our attention to one of the most promising growth points in China's changing constitutional order. Through in depth and first hand research, the author provides a comprehensive explanation about why the provincial legislatures have acquired institutional maturation and expanded power in the context of Chinese transitional political economy. The book portrays an innovative pattern of legislative development, sums up pragmatic local strategies for market creation, and identifies multiple dynamics for promoting accountability and democracy. Based upon the case study of provincial legislatures, Ming Xia reveals the formation of a new mode of governance in China's national politics: the network structure featuring institutional arrangements and the mohe (co-operation through competition) pattern of interaction abided by the major power players.

This volume will be of interest to parliamentary scholars and parliamentarians who are concerned with the role of parliaments in transitional politics and economies of both post-communist and developing countries. It will also appeal to students and researchers of Chinese politics, governance and Asian studies.

List of figuresp. x
List of tablesp. xi
Preface and acknowledgmentsp. xiii
List of abbreviationsp. xvii
Profile of provinces in China (2001)p. xix
Theme, theory, and the network approachp. 1
The institutionalization of the Provincial People's Congressesp. 25
Institutional linkages of the Provincial People's Congressesp. 67
Elections and the circulation of the political elitep. 101
Legislative process and consensual politics of local legislationp. 150
State failure, market failure, and developmental Provincial People's Congressesp. 178
Political contestation and the PPC as power playerp. 218
Legislatures and China's democracyp. 247
List of intervieweesp. 272
Electronic resources for the People's Congressesp. 275
Referencesp. 280
Indexp. 296
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ISBN: 9780415349505
ISBN-10: 0415349508
Series: Library of Legislative Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st December 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1