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1st Edition

E-Government in China
Technology, Power and Local Government Reform

ISBN 9781138643512
Published December 7, 2015 by Routledge
184 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book looks at how information and communication technology and e-government influences power relations in public administration in China. It highlights the role of technology in combating corruption, and clarifies the interplay between ideas, institutions and technologies in shaping the foundation for organisational change. Using fieldwork based case studies, the book provides an incisive view into the working processes of the Chinese administration previously inaccessible to research. It challenges the high expectations for the transformative potential of information technology, and is a valuable contribution to the debate on Chinese reforms.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. E-Government in China  3. Analyzing E-Government  4. Informatization Offices and the Automation of Bias  5. Government Affairs Service Centres  6. Digital Urban Management  7. Technology, Power and Local Government Reform  8. Conclusion

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Jesper Schlæger is Associate Professor in the School of Public Administration at Sichuan University, China.