The Danwei: Changing Chinese Workplace in Historical and Comparative Perspective: Changing Chinese Workplace in Historical and Comparative Perspective, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Danwei: Changing Chinese Workplace in Historical and Comparative Perspective

Changing Chinese Workplace in Historical and Comparative Perspective, 1st Edition

By Xiaobo

Routledge

270 pages

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The danwei, or work unit, occupies a central place in Chinese society. To understand Chinese politics demands a better understanding of this system. This volume provides a systematic study of the danwei system and addresses a variety of questions from historical and comparative perspectives.

Table of Contents

This book is designed to show readers how ethics can constrain improper behavior. To demonstrate the relationship of ethics to good government, the author presents high profile case studies that were selected for their notoriety and their ability to connect the reader to fundamental ethical questions. Themes of public interest, natural law, and rule of law provide a framework for the case studies, which include torture (Abu Ghraib), impeachment (Clinton), competence (FEMA), electoral violation (DeLay), and historical corruption (machine politics). The chapters discuss concepts that help to define responsible behavior in terms of behavior in elections, honesty and competence, and international law.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General