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The War on Corruption in China
Local Reform and Innovation

ISBN 9780367630898
Published December 30, 2022 by Routledge
142 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Having engaged in an intensified war against corruption for more than four decades since the period of reform and opening up, China is now at a turning point in its anti-corruption agenda. Many believe that building government integrity has been a top-down process in China, and the anti-corruption strategies taken by the current administration seem to have confirmed it. This book challenges the view by analyzing local anti-corruption innovations in recent years and argues for the importance of bottom-up efforts in controlling corruption.

The book attempts to answer the question of whether the rise of local anti-corruption innovations has helped China to pursue anti-corruption reform more effectively and, if so, why. It proceeds to analyze the major patterns of local anti-corruption innovations, the ways in which they have been initiated and implemented, and the factors influencing their success or failure. The book includes more than 400 cases of local innovative anti-corruption reforms in China in recent years.

This book will be a useful reference for those interested in learning more about anti-corruption studies and also contributes to the study of corruption and anti-corruption reform in China by providing solid and fresh evidence of anti-corruption innovation by local governments.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Local Anti-Corruption Innovations in China 2. Rethinking Approaches to Study: Anti-Corruption in Post-Reform China 3. Historical Overview 4. Local Anti-Corruption Innovations 5. The Jiangmen Case 6. The Qianhai and Hengqin Cases 7. The Shenzhen Case 8. Conclusion

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Sunny L. Yang is an Assistant Professor in Department of Public Administration, School of Government, Sun Yat-Sen University. Her research interests mainly focus on corruption and anti-corruption reform, local innovations, and civil service management. She publishes in both Chinese and English in The China Review, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, Fudan Political Science Review, and so on.