Congratulations to Professor Eddy Malesky and his co-authors on the publication of their book: China's Governance Puzzle - Enabling Transparency and Participation in a Single-Party State
Synopsis: What are the motivations behind China's governance reforms and, more importantly, what impact are they having? This puzzle lies at the heart of Chinese politics and could dictate China's political trajectory for years to come. Not only documenting the origins and scope of these reforms across China, this book offers the first systematic assessment by quantitatively and qualitatively analyzing the impact of participation and transparency on important governance outcomes. Comparing across provinces and over time, the authors argue that the reforms are resulting in lower corruption and enhanced legal compliance, but these outcomes also depend on a broader societal ecosystem that includes an active media and robust civil society.
Additional information available at the publisher's website.