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The Juridification of Central-Local Government Relations

Martin Loughlin

in Legality and Locality: The Role of Law in Central-Local Government Relations

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260158
eISBN:
9780191682049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260158.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines a number of issues which arise as a result of transformation in the role of law in central-local government relations. It also examines the utilization of legislation as an ... More


The Challenge of Municipal Socialism

Martin Loughlin

in Legality and Locality: The Role of Law in Central-Local Government Relations

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260158
eISBN:
9780191682049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260158.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines municipal socialism, an exercise which resulted in Labour councils developing collectivistic policies which were in direct antagonism to those being promoted by central ... More


China Goes Local (Again): Assessing Post-Mao Decentralization

Jae Ho Chung

in Centrifugal Empire: Central-Local Relations in China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176200
eISBN:
9780231540681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176200.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Assesses the impact of post-Mao decentralization on central-local relations and concludes that the former has not necessarily or uniformly favored localities at the expense of central control.


Centrifugal Empire: Central-Local Relations in China

Jae Ho Chung

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176200
eISBN:
9780231540681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176200.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Despite the destabilizing potential of governing of a vast territory and a large multicultural population, the centralized government of the People’s Republic of China has held together for decades, ... More


Legality and Locality: The Role of Law in Central-Local Government Relations

Martin Loughlin

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260158
eISBN:
9780191682049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260158.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book seeks to trace the main dimensions of recent conflicts between central departments of governments and local authorities and to reveal something of their significance. It does so by focusing ... More


Conclusion

Jae Ho Chung

in Centrifugal Empire: Central-Local Relations in China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176200
eISBN:
9780231540681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176200.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Offers an epilogue that reflects on the future of China as an emerging empire. It is suggested that the lapse of time will invariably dilute the “socialist” or “Communist” flavor, thereby further ... More


The Center’s Perceptions of Local Bureaucracy in China: A Typological First-Cut

Jae Ho Chung

in Centrifugal Empire: Central-Local Relations in China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176200
eISBN:
9780231540681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176200.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Employs a triple concept of “agents,” “representatives,” and “principals” in illustrating the trajectory in which Chinese leaders' perception of local bureaucracy has evolved over time. It also looks ... More


The Center’s Instruments of Local Control

Jae Ho Chung

in Centrifugal Empire: Central-Local Relations in China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176200
eISBN:
9780231540681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176200.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Suggests that the People’s Republic’s principal mode of local control resembles that of the traditional China more than that of the pre-1949 revolutionary era in terms of preventive mechanisms, ... More


Determinants of Local Discretion in Implementation: Exploring Policy-Contingent Variations

Jae Ho Chung

in Centrifugal Empire: Central-Local Relations in China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176200
eISBN:
9780231540681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176200.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Presupposes that, with other things (i.e., patronage networks and societal demands) being similar among different regions, the level of local discretion permitted in implementation is likely to vary ... More


China as a Centrifugal Empire: Size, Diversity, and Local Governance

Jae Ho Chung

in Centrifugal Empire: Central-Local Relations in China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176200
eISBN:
9780231540681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176200.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Poses the question: “Why are Chinese leaders so preoccupied with local governance?” and outlines a framework of analysis.


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