Public Sector Reform and the State: The Case of China
Burns, John P., Public Administration Quarterly
Administrative reform in China has followed a different path from reform in OECD countries. Because of its different point of departure (relatively underdeveloped, centrally planned economy, and one party monopoly) reform in China has included establishing a market economy, strengthening market regulations, and institutionalizing the civil service. There are some similarities between China and OECD countries, however. Both China and developed capitalist democracies have tried to downsize their public sectors, corporatize some government departments, and decentralize administration. Contrary to the stated policy goals of the Chinese government, the net result of these …
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Publication information: Article title: Public Sector Reform and the State: The Case of China. Contributors: Burns, John P. - Author. Journal title: Public Administration Quarterly. Volume: 24. Issue: 4 Publication date: Winter 2001. Page number: 419+. © Southern Public Administration Education Foundation Winter 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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