6 September 2022
New ThinkChina Analysis: Implementation Variations Under Authoritarianism
How do Chinese provinces redefine central policies in the local context? What are the leading strategies of policy reformulation in local China? In this new paper, Yi Ma, postdoc at the University of Copenhagen, and Chunrong Liu, associate professor at Fudan University, depart from the existing studies taking a dominant implementation outcome approach to study implementation variations in China. In particular, they propose an implementation output approach and probe the ways that sub-national actors receive and reformulate policy from the center.