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Harvard Contemporary China Series 17

Mao’s Invisible Hand

The Political Foundations of Adaptive Governance in China

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$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674060630

Publication Date: 05/01/2011


336 pages

6 x 9 inches

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard Contemporary China Series

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • List of Tables and Figures
  • Abbreviations
  • 1. Embracing Uncertainty: Guerrilla Policy Style and Adaptive Governance in China [Sebastian Heilmann and Elizabeth J. Perry]
  • 2. From Mass Campaigns to Managed Campaigns: “Constructing a New Socialist Countryside” [Elizabeth J. Perry]
  • 3. Policy-Making through Experimentation: The Formation of a Distinctive Policy Process [Sebastian Heilmann]
  • 4. Learning through Practice and Experimentation: The Financing of Rural Health Care [Wang Shaoguang]
  • 5. Governing Civil Society: Adapting Revolutionary Methods to Serve Post-Communist Goals [Nara Dillon]
  • 6. A Return to Populist Legality? Historical Legacies and Legal Reform [Benjamin L. Liebman]
  • 7. Sustaining and Contesting Revolutionary Legacies in Media and Ideology [Yuezhi Zhao]
  • 8. Retrofitting the Steel Frame: From Mobilizing the Masses to Surveying the Public [Patricia M. Thornton]
  • 9. The Elusive Search for Effective Sub-County Governance [Joseph Fawsmith]
  • 10. Central-Local Dynamics: Historical Continuities and Institutional Resilience [Jae Ho Chung]

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