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Policy metamorphosis in China : a case study of minban education in Shanghai

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Emerging perspectives on education in China, Lexington Books, Lanham, p.239 (2012)

Call Number:

Cubb LC54 .C6 D56 2012

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9454919

Keywords:

Private schools--China--Shanghai--Case studies, Privatization in education--Government policy--China--Case studies

Abstract:

Summary: "This book delineates the history of minban/private education in mainland China, particularly its current form. It studies the process of policy implementation in the domain of minban education, on the basis of which the Chinese central-local relationships and the contemporary model of state governance are analyzed"-- Provided by publisher.; Summary: "This book studies the processes of policy implementation in contemporary mainland China by taking minban/private education at the level of basic education in Shanghai as an example. Based on sixty-five interviews conducted during 2001 and 2004, three moduses of policy implementation are proposed, and the Model of Structural Fracturation is advanced as the prevailing modus of policy implementation in contemporary China. The model argues that policy metamorphosis during implementation is not something random; in contrast, it is determined by structural factors that no single policy actor can manipulate. The pyramid of Chinese politics is a loose construction, with vertical and horizontal fracturations between different layers. This model highlights the fact that governments at the county/district level are remote from and beyond the control of the Central Government and the provinces. They deserve more attention than they have received"-- Provided by publisher.

Publication Language:

eng