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Centrifugal EmpireCentral-Local Relations in China$
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Jae Ho Chung

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231176200

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231176200.001.0001

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The Subnational Hierarchy in Time

The Subnational Hierarchy in Time

Institutional Changes (and Continuities)

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Centrifugal Empire

Jae Ho Chung

Columbia University Press

Links China’s two-millennium experiences in searching for optimal institutional designs for effective local control with that of the People’s Republic, suggests that the Communist regime is by no means so much different from its imperial predecessors and probably fares no better on average.

Keywords:   China, central-local relations, central control, local autonomy, implementation, decentralization, regional disparities

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