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    Postmodern Values in Seven Confucian Societies: Political Consequences of Changing World Views.Zhengxu Wang - 2007 - Japanese Journal of Political Science 8 (3):341-359.
    Economic development and the social changes it brings are changing people's world views among the East Asia Confucian societies. Most notable is a change from stressing hard work and achievement toward stressing enjoyment, self expression, and a fulfilling lifestyle. With this people also have become more pro-equality and tolerant toward different ideas and styles. These newly emerged views of modernized societies can be called values. People with stronger postmodern values are more active politically, more assertive in demanding individual and political (...)
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    Citizens' Satisfaction with Government Performance in Six Asian-Pacific Giants.Zhengxu Wang - 2010 - Japanese Journal of Political Science 11 (1):51-75.
    Assessment of the quality of governance has so far relied on socioeconomic statistics and expert opinions, while largely neglecting citizens satisfaction with their government in six Asian-Pacific countries: America, Australia, China, India, Japan, and Russia. I found citizen satisfaction with the public services they receive, such as education, healthcare, and public safety, matters most in their assessment of government performance. Individual satisfaction with income, job, and housing also matters. The respondent will disapprove government performance if he or she thinks corruption (...)
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  3. Transitional Meritocracy: Institutions and Practices of Personnel Management.Dragan Pavlicevic & Zhengxu Wang - 2014 - In Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard (ed.), Globalization and Public Sector Reform in China. London, U.K.: Routledge.
    ntroduction Since China’s gradualist reform started in the early 1980s, its governance record has been relatively successful. Despite a large number of severe challenges, the government in Beijing has managed outstanding economic performance and large-scale social transformation (Naughton 2007). Overall, the regime seems to enjoy relatively high levels of public support (Gilley 2006; Wang 2009), and a reform and state-building process controlled by the ruling Chinese Communist Party looks set to continue for the next ten to 20 years. One key (...)
     
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    The Internet, Political Trust, and Regime Types: A Cross-National and Multilevel Analysis.Yu You & Zhengxu Wang - 2020 - Japanese Journal of Political Science 21 (2):68-89.
    The Internet has played important roles in driving political changes around the world. Why does it help to topple political regimes in some places but improve the quality of governance in others? We found Internet usage in general leads to citizens’ distrust in political institutions. Different political environments, however, can condition such trust-eroding impacts of the Internet in significantly different ways. A democracy enables citizens to connect their online behaviors and offline expression and organization, releasing political discontent while facilitating state–society (...)
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    Governance Innovations and Citizens' Trust in Local Government: Electoral Impacts in China's Townships.Deyong Ma & Zhengxu Wang - 2014 - Japanese Journal of Political Science 15 (3):373-395.
    We surveyed 2,221 rural residents in twenty towns across ten provinces in China. Structural equation models (SEM) found the quality of government, impartiality of institutions, and authoritarian values among citizens are the three main sources of citizensopen nomination and direct election (ONDE)traditional authority orientationinputoutputs’ less.
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