China's Search For Good Governance

Hardcover | September 15, 2011

EditorSujian Guo, Deng Zhenglai

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"Governance" has recently become a key concept among Chinese policymakers and academics. It is increasingly reflected in reform practices at all levels of government in response to emerging social, political, economic, and environmental issues, as well as to challenges posed by China’s market-oriented reforms and rapid modernization. This edited collection on China’s ongoing search for good governance provides innovative analyses about the dynamics and factors shaping contemporary governance practices. Included are theoretical reflections on Chinese governance practices as well as China’s growing role in global governance and the long-term domestic and global implications of both.

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"Governance" has recently become a key concept among Chinese policymakers and academics. It is increasingly reflected in reform practices at all levels of government in response to emerging social, political, economic, and environmental issues, as well as to challenges posed by China’s market-oriented reforms and rapid modernization. T...

Deng Zhenglai is Distinguished Professor of Fudan University, Dean of the Fudan Institute for Advanced Study in Social Sciences, Director of Fudan University Center for Contemporary China Research, and supervising professor of PhD candidates in jurisprudence and political theory at Fudan University. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Fudan ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:252 pages, 8.61 × 5.74 × 0.78 inPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230117287

ISBN - 13:9780230117280

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Introduction: Global Governance and Good Governance in the Chinese Context--Deng Zhenglai * PART I: Governance and Legitimacy in China * Good Governance and Legitimacy--Yu Keping * Good Governance: Another Kind of Legitimacy?--Yao Dazhi * The Applicability of Governance Theory in China--Jianxing Yu and Shizong Wang * Will a "Deliberative Mechanism" Increase and Consolidate the Legitimacy of Local Governance in China?--Lang Youxing * Civil Society Participation in Local Governance: Outsourcing Migrant Education in Shanghai--Jessica C. Teets * The Implications of Civil Society Innovations for Good Governance in China: Exemplification of a Voluntary Charity-Oriented Sphere--Ying Yu * PART II: The Role of China in Global Governance * Do We Need to Discuss Legitimacy at All Levels of Governance?--Peter Kien-hong Yu and Miin Huui Lee * China's "Radicalism at the Center": Regime Legitimation through Climate Politics and Governance--Jørgen Delman * Building Communication Capacity for Good Governance: A Multileveled Analysis--Li Zhang * The Rise of Civil Society and China in Global Governance--Guangqiu Xu * China's Soft Power: A Blessing or Challenge to World Governance?--Jing Men and Benjamin Barton * Wang Yangming and Chinese Cosmopolitanism in Comparative Perspective--Shaojin Chai

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"The focus of this work is on the problem of 'governance,' the effective exercise of authority over society and society's acknowledgement of that authority, an issue of both practical and intellectual current relevance. The book is certainly timely now."--Peter R. Moody, Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame "To what extent can power be legitimized by governance that is good, though not democratic in procedural terms? This volume gives answers from a mostly Chinese perspective and will certainly trigger much debate among scholars interested in China's evolving state-society relationship."--Gunter Schubert, Chair of Greater China Studies, University of Tuebingen