Policy Making in China: Leaders, Structures, and Processes

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Princeton University Press, 1988 - History - 445 pages
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Contents

STRUCTURE AND PROCESS AN OVERVIEW
3
The Western Literature on the Chinese Policy Process
4
Introducing Bureaucratic Structure
16
Limitations of the Study
20
Principal Findings
22
Outline of the Study
31
AT THE TOP
35
Staff Research and Coordinating Offices
41
The Daqing Years 196063
172
The Petroleum Group Emerges on the National Scene 196471
183
The Petroleum Group Turns Outward 197277
194
Foreign Equity Holdings Will Be Permitted 197779
206
Establishing a Partnership with the Multinationals 197983
228
Creating Interface Organizations
256
The End of an Era?
258
THE THREE GORGES DAM PROJECT
269

Three Energy Sector Leaders
42
The Question of Factionalism among the Leaders
58
COMMISSIONS AND MINISTRIES
63
State Planning Commission
64
State Economic Commission
72
State Science and Technology Commission
78
Ministry of Petroleum
82
Ministry of Coal
89
Ministry of Water Resources and Electric Power
94
Ministry of Finance
106
Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade
113
Bank of China
120
China National Offshore Oil Corporation
123
Formal Policy Process
128
SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS OF THE STRUCTURE OF POWER
135
Fragmented Structure of Authority
137
The Integrative Mechanisms
151
Behavioral Consequences
160
Summary
167
CHINAS INVOLVEMENT WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD THE CASE OF PETROLEUM 195984
169
The Rationality Model and Its Limits
274
The Pertinent Bureaucracies
283
Stages
287
Three Gorges Project History
290
The State of Play in 1986
327
Three Gorges and the Policy Process
330
CENTRALPROVINCIAL AND INTERAGENCY RELATIONS IN ENERGY DEVELOPMENT
339
CentralProvincial Relations
340
CentralProvincial Relations and the development of Shanxi Coal
353
Organizing the South China Sea Effort
371
SOME IMPLICATIONS FOR COMPARATIVE COMMUNIST STUDIES
391
New Items on the Research Agenda on Bureaucracy in SovietStyle Systems
392
Core Issues in Comparative Communist Studies
396
Explaining the Evolution of Bureaucratic Structures and Processes in Communist Systems
402
The Capacity for Reform
410
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SOURCES CITED IN THE TEXT
417
PERIODICALS
433
INDEX
435
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Kenneth Lieberthal is a Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy and in Global Economy and Development and also is Director of the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution. He has written and edited fifteen books and monographs, most recently The US Intelligence Community and Foreign Policy: Getting Analysis Right (2009) and (with David Sandalow) Overcoming Obstacles to US-China Cooperation on Climate Change (2009). He is also the author of about seventy periodical articles and chapters in books, as well as having published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Financial Times, the South China Morning Post and numerous other newspapers.

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