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Politics and Development of Contemporary China

Lobbying and Foreign Interests in Chinese Politics

Authors: Weil, Stefanie

  • Presents a comprehensive review of lobbying efforts of European and US interest groups in China
  • Enriches the scholarly debate and politico-economical discourse with the most recent and in-depth information on how Western businesses aim to influence China’s political system
  • Provides in-depth analyses of non-Chinese actors that complements not only regional China scholarship but also EU and US lobbying literature
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About this book

This book offers a series of original arguments on the relationships that Western interest groups have with the Chinese state. It details their lobbying strategies and the leverage it gives them in policy-making in China's political system. Analysis is provided in a comparative context. The author offers inside knowledge on Western business and analyses the nature of business-government relations on domestic Chinese innovation policies. Identifying and analysing the conceptual difference between Chinese and Western actors in their relationship to the state, this book demonstrates how China's existing mechanisms for monitoring activities of Chinese interest groups are ill-suited to exerting a similar degree of control over Western actors.

About the authors

Stefanie Weil is Assistant Professor of International Politics and Business and Associate Dean at Vesalius College, Free University of Brussels, Belgium. She is also Academic Director of the China Europe Business Master at Antwerp Management School, Belgium. Weil is currently engaged in research projects on China China’s transnational advocacy strategy and the power of Western business in China.

Reviews

“A meticulous and detailed study of an important but understudied area—lobbying for influence within the People's Republic of China. This book sets out how lobbying is possible even in a one-party system, how different actors engage with the state to further their own interests, and what differentiates foreign and local actors. Beijing has been called the ‘lobbying capital of the world’—but one with definite ‘Chinese’ characteristics.” (Kerry Brown, Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute, King's College London, UK)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introducing Western Lobbying to China

    Weil, Stefanie

    Pages 1-13

  • Policy-Making Compared: China, the EU, and the US

    Weil, Stefanie

    Pages 15-39

  • Trade Barriers for Foreign Business in China

    Weil, Stefanie

    Pages 41-51

  • China’s Corporatist State

    Weil, Stefanie

    Pages 53-73

  • Western Interest Representation in China

    Weil, Stefanie

    Pages 75-121

Buy this book

eBook £73.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55620-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £92.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55619-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lobbying and Foreign Interests in Chinese Politics
Authors
Series Title
Politics and Development of Contemporary China
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55620-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55620-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55619-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 248
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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