Module Catalogues

Local Government in China

Module Title Local Government in China
Module Level Level 3
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

To understand the interaction between Chinese society and its system of governance at sub-national levels.

Learning outcomes

A Have a clear understanding of the function and operation of the different parts of the PRC’s system of government at sub-national levels.
B Understand the determinants of state-market and state-society relations in China
C Develop awareness of debates in the academic literature about the purpose, processes, and consequences for the division of political space.
D Appreciate the practical and public concerns surrounding the sub-national division of political space in China
E Understand the interaction between administration and politics in the operation of the PRC’s system of sub-national governance.
F Develop an understanding of China’s spatial variety
G Understand the role of different forms of local government in local developmental experiences
H Have an understanding of the scope of the international literature on China’s local government and local experience of development

Method of teaching and learning

Lectures and seminars for rehearsal of weekly topics.