Initiative in Economic Regulation and Lawmaking in China
Purpose: China's policy process has evolved remarkably during the past three decades. National government agencies, local governments, the Communist Party, industry, non‐governmental organizations, foreign actors, and other stakeholders are all participants. The formal procedures and informal practices for setting the agenda, drafting regulations, implementing policy, and adjudicating disputes are all undergoing fundamental change. The aim of this initiative is to more fully understand the evolution of lawmaking on economic issues in China and its implications for the country's social stability, economic development, and business
opportunities. The initiative will support innovative research on a wide range of issues related to the policy process and engage in outreach to help stakeholders better understand how policy is made and develop solutions for how to improve the policy process. The initiative will not only yield breakthroughs in scholarship, but promote the maturation of China's economy and sounder governance, as well as assist the legal community in offering wiser counsel and the corporate sector in making better business decisions
- Innovative research by experts in the United States, China, and elsewhere on China's economic policymaking process. Potential areas of focus include: public participation, including business lobbying; policy framing; the role and interaction of government officials and organizations; policy transparency; the role of courts and other mechanisms for dispute resolution; strategies for policy implementation; and the development of the regulatory regime on critical issues, such as corporate governance, intellectual property rights, and health care.
- Scholarly conferences and workshops in the United States and China.
- Academic and policy‐oriented publications, in English and Chinese.
- Development of a policy tracking mechanism to assist scholars and stakeholders in having a better understanding of China's policy process on issues most relevant to their needs.
- August 2010
Lu Zhang, “From Detroit to Shanghai? Globalization, Market Reform, and Dynamics of Labor Unrest in the Chinese Automobile Industry,” Indiana University Research Center for Chinese Politics & Business, Working Paper #3, August 2010. Full Text.
- January 2010
Guosheng Deng and Scott Kennedy, " Big Business and Industry Association Lobbying in China : The Paradox of Contrasting Styles,"
The Chinese Journal NO. 63, January 2010. Full Text.
- February 2008
Thomas Kellogg, "Constitutionalism with Chinese Characteristics? Constitutional Development and Civil Litigation in China," Indiana University Research Center for Chinese Politics & Business, Working Paper #1, February 2008. Full Text
- August 2010