Social Policy and Development Studies in East Asia

The Political Economy of Making and Implementing Social Policy in China

Authors: Qian, Jiwei

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  • Explores the institutional factors in social policymaking and implementation in China
  • Argues that a bureaucratic incentive structure has led to a fragmented welfare system in China
  • Covers the development of China’s pensions and social assistance programs
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This book explores the institutional factors in social policymaking and implementation in China. From the performance evaluation system for local cadres to the intergovernmental fiscal system, local policy experimentation, logrolling among government departments, and the “top-level” design, there are a number of factors that make policy in China less than straightforward. The book argues that it is bureaucratic incentive structure lead to a fragmented and stratified welfare system in China. Using a variety of Chinese- and English-language sources, including central and local government documents, budgetary data, household surveys, media databases, etc., this book covers the development of China’s pensions, health insurance, unemployment insurance, and social assistance programs since the 1990s, with a focus on initiatives since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Providing a deeper understanding of policymaking and implementation in China, this book interests scholars of public administration, political economy, Asian politics, and social development.


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Jiwei Qian is a senior research fellow at the East Asia Institute, National University of Singapore. His research has been published in leading journals including The China Quarterly, Journal of European Social Policy, Journal of Social Policy, Public Choice, Social Policy and Administration, and Social Science & Medicine among others

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Political Economy of Making and Implementing Social Policy in China
Authors
Series Title
Social Policy and Development Studies in East Asia
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-5025-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-5025-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-5024-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 205
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 56 illustrations in colour
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