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Title Zouping revisited : adaptive governance in a Chinese county / edited by Jean C. Oi and Steven M. Goldstein.
Imprint Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2018]

Series Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center
Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.
Subject Zouping Xian (China) -- Politics and government.
Alt Name Oi, Jean C. (Jean Chun),
Goldstein, Steven M. (Steven Martin),
Description 1 online resource (xix, 225 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface : Michel Oksenberg and Zouping : an appreciation / Steven M. Goldstein -- Change within continuity : Zouping county government / Jean C. Oi and Steven Goldstein -- Zouping in historical perspective / Guy Alitto -- Creativity and flexibility in county and township economic governance / Kay Shimizu -- Directed improvisation in administrative financing / Yuen Yuen Ang -- The evolution and adaption of business-government relations in Zouping / Martin K. Dimitrov -- Non-judicial interpreters of "legality" and the development of law in the local state / Douglas B. Grob -- The role of the organization department in political selection / Melanie Manion -- Reforming and updating cadre training in Zouping's communist party schools / Charlotte Lee -- Institutional agility in authoritarian resilience / Jean C. Oi and Steven Goldstein.
Note Print version record.
Summary This volume describes how one local government in China has governed a much larger and vastly more complex market economy without any outward changes in the formal institutions of government. The chapters document the subtle but profound changes in the way that established governing bodies operate in practice. Drawing on local fieldwork conducted over many years in a single county, the chapters describe the ways that county agencies have evolved through ad hoc bureaucratic adaptations that have profoundly altered the way that government organs operate.
ISBN 9781503604551 (electronic bk.)
1503604551 (electronic bk.)
9781503604001 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1503604004 (print)
OCLC # 1007701573
Additional Format Print version: Zouping revisited. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2018 9781503604001 (DLC) 2017018398 (OCoLC)985078484

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