The War on Corruption in China: Local Reform and Innovation

Sunny L. Yang (Sun Yat-Sen University, China)

The War on Corruption in China: Local Reform and Innovation
Taylor & Francis Ltd
United Kingdom
30 December 2022

The War on Corruption in China: Local Reform and Innovation

Sunny L. Yang (Sun Yat-Sen University, China)

Having engaged in an intensified war against corruption for more than four decades since the reform and opening up, China is now at a turning point of its anti-corruption reform. Many believe that building government integrity has been a top-down process in China and the anti-corruption strategies taken by the current administration seem to have confirmed it. This book challenges the view by analyzing local anti-corruption innovations in recent years and argues for the importance of bottom-up efforts in controlling corruption.

The book attempts to answer the question of whether the rise of local anti-corruption innovations has helped China to pursue anti-corruption reform more effectively and, if so, why. It proceeds to analyse the major patterns of local anti-corruption innovations, the ways in which they have been initiated and implemented, and the factors influencing their success or failure. The book includes more than 400 cases of local innovative anti-corruption reforms in China in the recent years.

This book will be a useful reference to those interested to learn more about anti-corruption studies and also contributes to the study of corruption and anti-corruption reform in China by providing solid and fresh evidence of anti-corruption innovation by local governments.

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