Units of Study

CHSC6909 - Government and Public Services in China

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Minglu Chen

Description

The unit focuses on China's changing forms of government and the consequences of this for public services delivery. Public administration and management are examined in the context of changing governance practices, including fiscal and administrative decentralisation, the re-conceptualisation of the public goods framework, and the role of private provision. Emphasis is given to Central-local government relations and the policy networks that ensue. Public policymaking and implementation are then analysed to asses state capacity, policy efficacy and regulatory and accountability issues.

Assessments

2000wd case study research outline (15%) and 1000wd presentation of case study (25%) and class participation (10%) and 2000wd case study research paper (50%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Prerequisites

CHSC6901, CHSC6904

Corequisites

CHSC6908

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