School of Politics and International Relations

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Dun Mao

Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Social Sciences


Research Summary

Thesis title: Understanding Governance in the context of Xi Jinping's China, a case study in Shenzhen


At the end of 2013, The Third Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was held in Beijing and the 'Decision of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on Some Major Issues Concerning Comprehensively Deepening the Reform' was adopted at the end of the session, which indicates the overall goal of deepening the reform comprehensively is to improve and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics, and to promote the modernization of the national governance system and capacity. With this new governance govern philosophy pushing forward, the administrative management and social management of China might gradually process from 'government' to 'governance'. Under such circumstance, this research intends find out why the Chinese government intend to introduce governance mechanism, what is the difference between governance and the old 'government' mechanism in China, what kind of changes happened in the Chinese government after the adoption of governance mechanism, will the introduction of the logic of governance help the Chinese government to solve sociopolitical problems such as corruption in a more efficient approach compare to traditional administration management, and how to maximize effectiveness of governance mechanism in China if its sound effects do not matches its western counterparts

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