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Experimentalist constitutions : subnational policy innovations in China, India, and the United States

Title
Experimentalist constitutions : subnational policy innovations in China, India, and the United States / Yueduan Wang.
ISBN
9780674295896
0674295897
Publication
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Asia Center, 2024.
Copyright Notice Date
©2024
Physical Description
xvi, 259 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary
"One of the most commonly cited virtues of American federalism is its "laboratories of democracy"-the notion that decentralization and political competition encourage states to become testing grounds for novel social policies and ideas. In Experimentalist Constitutions, the first book that systematically compares subnational experimentalism in different countries, Yueduan Wang argues that the idea of federal laboratories is not exclusive to the American system; instead, similar concepts can be applied to constitutions with different center-local structures and levels of political competition. Using case studies from China, India, and the United States, the book illustrates that these vastly different polities have instituted their own mechanisms of subnational experimentalism based on the interactions between each country's constitutional system and partisan/factional dynamics. The study compares and contrasts these three versions of policy laboratories and comments on their pros and cons, thus making contributions to the discussion of these great powers' competing models of development"-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
February 06, 2024
Series
Harvard East Asian monographs ; 472.
Harvard East Asian monographs ; 472
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
U.S. model
The India model
The China model
Experimentalist constitutions : comparison and implication.
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