The Good Communist

Author: Frank N. Pieke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521199905
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Examines how the Chinese Communist Party retains control over China's rulers through their education and training.

Governance Formen in China

Author: Nele Noesselt
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658007222
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Die vorliegende Studie unternimmt eine systematische Aufarbeitung der chinesischen Diskurse zu Governance und ihren Teilkategorien Legitimitat, Effektivitat sowie Partizipation. Diese chinesischen Governance-Konzeptionen illustrieren, dass die VR China nicht als monolithisches und dogmatisch erstarrtes, sondern als ein sich dynamisch wandelndes und lernfahiges System eingestuft werden sollte. Adaptionsfahigkeit und pragmatische Flexibilitat pragen die Ausgestaltung der chinesischen Politik unter Ruckgriff auf Elemente der traditionellen chinesischen Staatsphilosophie und auf die politische Praxis der VR China seit 1949 wird ein Entwicklungs- Modell konzipiert und praktiziert, das moglicherweise auch von anderen Hybridregimen als Orientierungsmodell herangezogen werden konnte. Der Inhalt . Die Analyse der chinesischen Politik: Annaherungen an das chinesische Modell . Themen und Orientierungen der chinesischen Politikwissenschaft . Governance: Begriffsgenese, Governance-Theorien und die VR China, Legitimitat, Effizienz . Metatheoretische Fallstudie: E-Government versus E-Governance . Ideologie: Konstruierte Pfadabhangigkeit und symbolische Herrschaftslegitimierung . Zivilgesellschaft, Demokratie, Partizipation? Die Zielgruppen PolitologInnen; SinologInnen. Die Autorin Dr. Dr. Nele Noesselt ist Research Fellow am GIGA Institut fur Asienstudien (Schwerpunkt: Chinesische Politik) in Hamburg.

Training the Party

Author: Charlotte P. Lee
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316352366
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Charlotte P. Lee considers organizational changes taking place within the contemporary Chinese Communist Party (CCP), examining the party's renewed emphasis on an understudied but core set of organizations: party-managed training academies or 'party schools'. This national network of organizations enables party authorities to exert political control over the knowledge, skills, and careers of officials. Drawing on in-depth field research and novel datasets, Lee finds that the party school system has not been immune to broader market-based reforms but instead has incorporated many of the same strategies as actors in China's hybrid, state-led private sector. In the search for revenue and status, schools have updated training content and become more entrepreneurial as they compete and collaborate with domestic and international actors. This book draws attention to surprising dynamism located within the party, in political organizations thought immune to change, and the transformative effect of the market on China's political system.

Dams and Development in China

Author: Bryan Tilt
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023153826X
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China is home to half of the world's large dams and adds dozens more each year. The benefits are considerable: dams deliver hydropower, provide reliable irrigation water, protect people and farmland against flooding, and produce hydroelectricity in a nation with a seeimingly insatiable appetite for energy. As hydropower responds to a larger share of energy demand, dams may also help to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels, welcome news in a country where air and water pollution have become dire and greenhouse gas emissions are the highest in the world. Yet the advantages of dams come at a high cost for river ecosystems and for the social and economic well-being of local people, who face displacement and farmland loss. This book examines the array of water-management decisions faced by Chinese leaders and their consequences for local communities. Focusing on the southwestern province of Yunnan—a major hub for hydropower development in China—which encompasses one of the world's most biodiverse temperate ecosystems and one of China's most ethnically and culturally rich regions, Bryan Tilt takes the reader from the halls of decision-making power in Beijing to Yunnan's rural villages. In the process, he examines the contrasting values of government agencies, hydropower corporations, NGOs, and local communities and explores how these values are linked to longstanding cultural norms about what is right, proper, and just. He also considers the various strategies these groups use to influence water-resource policy, including advocacy, petitioning, and public protest. Drawing on a decade of research, he offers his insights on whether the world's most populous nation will adopt greater transparency, increased scientific collaboration, and broader public participation as it continues to grow economically.

Knowing China

Author: Frank N. Pieke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107132746
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Contemporary China appears both deceptively familiar and inexplicably different. China is a cauldron of forms of entrepreneurship, social organization, ways of life and governance that are at once new and unique, recognizably Chinese and generically modern. In analysing and interpreting these developments, Frank Pieke adopts a China-centric perspective to move beyond western preoccupations, desires, or fears. Each chapter starts with a key question about China, showing that such questions and assumptions are often based on a misunderstanding or misconstruction of what China is today. Frank Pieke explores twenty-first-century China as a unique kind of neo-socialist society, combining features of state socialism, neoliberal governance, capitalism and rapid globalization. Understanding this society not only helps us to know China better, but takes us beyond the old dichotomies of West versus East, developed versus developing, tradition versus modernity, democracy versus dictatorship, and capitalism versus socialism.

Women Sport and Society in Modern China

Author: Dong Jinxia
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135763860
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Drawing on Chinese sources hitherto unavailable in the West including official documents and interviews with top athletes, the author explores the rise of Chinese super sportswomen and their relationship with politics, culture and society before and during the Cultural Revolution and through China's transition to a market economy.

The Governance of Energy in China

Author: P. Andrews-Speed
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113728403X
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The way in which energy is governed in China is driving its rising level of carbon dioxide emissions. This book analyses the nature of energy governance in China by combining ideas relating to transition management with institutionalist theories, which helps to identify factors which assist or constrain the country's path to a low-carbon economy.

Schoolhouse Politicians

Author: Helen Roberta Chauncey
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824814151
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Scholarly study of the Chinese republic (1911-1949) has traditionally viewed the period through its shortcomings - notably its failure to establish a secure political order - thus allowing the chaos and violence of national power politics to overshadow formative developments taking place at the local level. By focusing on the interaction of local politics and the central state, Helen Chauncey argues for the importance of local initiative in defining the post-imperial state and suggests a rethinking of our understanding of republican-period politics. Through the prism of educational circles in central Jiangsu province, Schoolhouse Politicians challenges assumptions about local elite conservatism by showing how actively politics were pursued in local municipalities well removed from traditional centers of wealth and power. It highlights the activism of political entrepreneurs in the arena of local schooling and interprets the apparent disorderly conduct of local republican politics in terms of the strategies activists used to test their right to public association with the central state and to determine what concerns could be addressed through such an association. Pursuing a comprehensive approach to the study of local politics, this interpretation is sensitive to political intent in a variety of cultural representations, from school journals to teachers' assemblies to the physical management of public space such as schoolhouses and exercise yards. Schoolhouse Politicians makes a compelling case for the central importance of its immediate subject - the growth of the elementary and secondary educational establishment - as well as illuminating larger questions of state-building. This carefully crafted local history, based on pioneering research, is of significance to the field of modern Chinese history. It is also a valuable addition to the recent comparative literature on state-making that seeks, by exploring a variety of occupations and social groups neglected by traditional histories, to give due importance to those little-studied experiences that helped shape the potential and limits of the modern state.

At the Crossroads of Post Communist Modernisation

Author: C. Pursiainen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137284137
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This volume takes a comparative approach to understand general tendencies in post-Communist transition in Russia and China. Bringing together perspectives from Political Science, Sociology and IR, it analyses three arenas of social change: socio-economic systems, political systems, and foreign policies.