China faces the problem of collaboration deficiency in local governance of metropolitan areas. With the evolution of regional spatial structure in China, this book is timely with its analysis on how China can approach current problems in China's regional governance through a holistic collaborative governance mechanism.
The book applies the governance theory to the local government in metropolitan areas and explains how this approach may help to equalize regional public resources allocation. The author puts forth a convincing case for the use of holistic collaborative governance to better understand the problems of China's local government in metropolitan areas and to promote regional government collaboration. The book also looks at cross-jurisdiction collaboration organization, collaborative mechanism of local government, private sector and non-governmental organizations in public affairs (environmental protection, transportation, public health, water resources).
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Theoretical research on intergovernmental collaborative governance in metropolitan areas 3. The holistic collaborative governance mode of local government in metropolitan areas 4. Local government collaboration in environmental governance: factors affecting collective action 5. Collaborative Network among Local Governments in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Metropolitan Area in P. R. China 6. Conclusion. Bibliography.
Jing Cui is Professor of Public Administration at the School of Government in Central University of Finance and Economics, China.