Governing China in the 21st Century

The Idea of Governance and the Spirit of Chinese Neoliberalism

Authors: Li, Quan

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  • Provides a thorough and critical examination of the intellectual dimension of the full-fledged neoliberal regime in China
  • Offers a unique interpretive framework for observers of the "China model" and its governmentality
  • Contributes to the comparative study of governance theory and praxis
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This book offers a critical assessment of governance ideas in the context of Chinese neoliberalism. It argues that the Chinese version of governance has emerged as an important discursive practice in the articulation of the neoliberal spirit of the national reform agenda. The book first examines the institutional and intellectual background of governance ideas, capturing the key features of neoliberalization in transitional China. The main body of investigation is an interpretive analysis of governance in terms of its normative principles and technical skills, which effectively package the mature neoliberal vision and reality so that it indicates the dominant ruling structure of Chinese neoliberalism. The subsequent analysis presents a genealogical review of governance discourse and traces its adaptation to local neoliberal experiments. The book concludes with reflections on possible ways of critical engagement with governance ideas and with the intellectual aspects of neoliberalism. 

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Dr. Quan Li is Assistant Professor at Sun Yat-sen University's Department of Political Science at the School of Government, as well as Research Fellow at the Centre for Chinese Public Administration Research in the same institution, and is one of the rising stars in the academic study of Chinese politics and government.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Idea of Governance and the Spirit of Chinese Neoliberalism
Authors
Series Title
Governing China in the 21st Century
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-4139-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-4139-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-4138-9
Series ISSN
2524-3586
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 248
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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