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Authority Flowing Downwards? Local Government Entrepreneurship in the Chinese Water Sector

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dc.contributor.author Turner, Jennifer L.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-17T19:40:04Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-17T19:40:04Z
dc.date.issued 1997 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/7923
dc.description.abstract "In this study I investigate the factors that shape and enable local governments to evade, modify, or innovate central government policies during implementation. I consider the ability of local governments to undertake any of these three actions as examples of policy entrepreneurship. This study explores how the increase in decentralization in China has affected local government discretion and entrepreneurship in water policy implementation. Many scholars researching China's reforms maintain that the decentralization policies have enhanced local government power and autonomy. But the qualities, limitations, and causes of this enhancement merits a more thorough exploration. In order to address this broad research question, I create an analytical framework to explore the intergovernmental dynamics in Chinese water policy implementation as more responsibilities and authority have been devolved to lower levels of government." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject entrepreneurship en_US
dc.subject water management en_US
dc.subject local governance and politics en_US
dc.title Authority Flowing Downwards? Local Government Entrepreneurship in the Chinese Water Sector en_US
dc.type Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Indiana University en_US
dc.type.thesistype Ph.D Dissertation en_US
dc.coverage.region East Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country China en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US


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