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The Politics of Expertise in China

1st Edition

By Xufeng Zhu


254 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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Since the reform and opening-up policy was implemented in China, consultations have been increasingly carried out during the policy-making process. This often involves experts, many of whom are based in think-tanks or similar institutions. The degree of access to the policy-making process varies, and consequently some experts influence the policy-making process significantly and others not. This book explores how experts in China engage with the policy-making process and the circumstances, which affect how far they are able to influence policy-making.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Outside-In Enlightenment

Chapter 3: Direct Consultation

Chapter 4: Locked-out

Chapter 5: Civic Activism

Chapter 6: Conclusion

About the Author

Xufeng Zhu is Professor and Associate Dean at the School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, China. He serves as Director of the Think Tank Research Center of the school. He is the author of The Rise of Think Tanks in China (2013). His recent publications include articles in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration, Governance, Policy Studies Journal, Policy Sciences, Public Management Review, The China Quarterly, Pacific Affairs and many others.

About the Series

China Policy Series

With the rise of China and its impact on the world, interest in China has increased drastically in recent years. This series focuses on policy-oriented research and scholarly works with policy implications, on all aspects of contemporary Chinese economy, politics, society, environment, journalism and cultures.  It also covers China’s foreign relations with major international organizations such as the United Nations, World Trade Organization, and World Bank, and major powers such as the United States, European Union (and its member states), Japan and others.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies