The Local Government Review raised issues of political process and decision-making theories. The interest lies in the insights provided by academic analysis, and the highlighting of the lessons to be learned. This volume attempts to respond to both these perspectives.
'The book remains an extremely valuable contribution to a growing body of work on the party and the state. Furthermore its problematization of the ubiquitous "Part-state" category is pioneering. Scholars and students of Chinese politics, communist and post-communist and post-communist studies and public administration are well advised to add this to their bookshelves.' - Government and Opposition
'All the essays are intrinsically interesting.' - British Politics Group Newspaper