Abstract
China does not have a federalist system of government. Nevertheless, with deepening reform and openness, China's political system in terms of central–local relations is functioning more and more like federalism. Federalism as a functioning system in China has been understudied. This paper defines the political system existing in China as defacto federalism, and attempts to explore the sources and dynamics of this defacto federalism. China's defacto federalism was mainly driven by two related factors, i.e. decentralization and globalization. This paper argues that while economic decentralization in the 1980s led to the formation of defacto federalism, globalization since the 1990s has accelerated this process and generated increasingly high pressure on the Chinese leadership to institutionalize existing defacto federalism
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/s1468109906002222
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 58,256
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

El estado invertebrado.Manuel Montalvo - 2008 - Anales de la Cátedra Francisco Suárez 42:57-71.
Federalism, Federalism Everywhere.Summer Johnson - 2008 - American Journal of Bioethics 8 (11):1 – 2.
Federalism and the Old and New Liberalisms.Jacob T. Levy - 2007 - Social Philosophy and Policy 24 (1):306-326.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-12-23

Total views
23 ( #456,007 of 2,419,601 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #542,199 of 2,419,601 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes