Handbook of China’s Governance and Domestic Politics

Handbook of China’s Governance and Domestic Politics

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This Handbook provides an in-depth overview of how China is governed, how its domestic political system functions and the critical issues that it currently faces. Governed by the worlda€™s largest political party in the worlda€™s longest-ruling Communist regime, China is undergoing a transitional period of rapid economic and social development. How this period is managed will have significant implications for the Chinese state and its population concerning Chinaa€™s governance structures and economy, as well as the countrya€™s justice, public health, education and internal/external security concerns. This transition to a modern state is not without its challenges a€“ particularly in terms of how the Chinese state deals with diverse issues such as social inequality, corruption, separatism, increasing individualism and political reform. Chinaa€™s governance and domestic politics also have possible major global consequences, especially in the context of China's continued rise within the international system. This Handbook will improve understandings of the core national dynamics of this rise and, as levels of international interdependence with China increase, can offer vital insights concerning China's domestic attributes. Gaining a better knowledge of China's internal workings can also help better appreciate the multiple and varied problems that Chinaa€™s leaders will face in the coming decades. Critically, many of the core internal issues facing China also have potential external repercussions, principally in terms of rising social unrest, nationalism, environmental degradation, resource shortages and attitudes towards globalization. This book aims to cover these issues and will help readers to fully comprehend Chinaa€™s ongoing contemporary global significance.While Chinese judges are better qualified than in the past, at least as measured by levels of education received, they continue to be treated in their work as bureaucrats within a layered civil service system. While financial reform of the courtanbsp;...

Title:Handbook of China’s Governance and Domestic Politics
Author:Chris Ogden
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-01-03


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