E-Government in China

Technology, Power and Local Government Reform

By Jesper Schlæger

© 2013 – Routledge

184 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780415819787
pub: 2013-07-26
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About the Book

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

About the Author

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

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:
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General