This course is an introduction to public administration in China from a global and comparative perspective, and it also covers government and its relations with businesses in China. It focusses on the development of public administration in China over the past decades, and specifically examines administrative reforms and government innovations since the Reform and Opening-up. It questions some of the basic concepts and conceptual frameworks that we use in comparing public administration across countries and regions. By doing so it will also show the relevance of organization theory to the modernization of the state governance system in China. During the lectures and the seminars, the students will be challenged to reflect on and argue about public administration in China. Please see the syllabus for list of recommended readings.
Faculty: MA Liang
Course Date & Time
Every Wednesday evening at 6:30-9:45 PM (Beijing time), no class on May 1st.