To understand the interaction between Chinese society and its system of governance at sub-national levels.
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
Lectures and seminars for rehearsal of weekly topics.