Introduction to Master and Doctoral Program

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Introduction to Master and Doctoral Program

(I) Orientations

The discipline authorized to offer master and doctor’s degree program in public administration has two discipline directions: public policy and public administration, including six major research directions: local government governance, urban governance and regional development, public organization and human resources, resource and environmental governance and public policy, and non-traditional security and public policy and natural disaster emergency management.

Direction 1: Local government governance

Aiming at the great demand of public governance and government reform, this direction focuses on the power structure, government functions, inter-governmental relations, local finance, administrative divisions, administrative ecology, governance reform, policy tools, local sustainable development of local governments in China. It also compares and looks forward to local governance reforms at home and abroad. It is the earliest subject point in domestic universities that pays attention to and study this field. At present, it has formed characteristics and advantages in strategic management of local government, comparative study of local government, special study of local government reform and innovation, etc.

Direction 2: Urban Governance and Regional Development

Urban governance and regional development are major issues imposed to each country all over the world in the era of urbanization, informationization and globalization. The level and the quality of urban governance and regional development are the key variables that determine the performance of modern state governance. This direction is based on the comparison and historical analysis of urban governance and regional governance and make in-depth empirical research on some major issues in China's urban governance and regional development, and refine new theoretical models and academic discourse on the basis of systematically summarizing China's experience models.

Direction 3: Public Organization and Human Resources

This direction studies the public organization and human resource management under China's national conditions, especially the transformation of government human resource management, employment and social security in the process of urbanization, child-bearing and retirement policies in an aging society, and the cultivation and use of innovative and entrepreneurial talents under the new normal, which has formed outstanding advantages.

Direction 4: Resource and Environmental Governance and Public Policy

It is not only the objective requirement of building an ecological civilized society, but also the important mission of the current public administration discipline to build a resource and environment governance system, choose appropriate policy tools and improve the ability of resource and environment governance. This direction is based on the discipline of public administration, faces the economy and society, takes the resource and environment problems in the construction of an ecological civilization society as the research object and systematically explores the resource and environmental policy mechanism in national and local governance.

Direction 5: Non-traditional Security and Public Policy

At present, China's national security situation is undergoing profound historical changes. Traditional security and non-traditional security issues are intertwined, and the complex national security issues urgently need the intellectual support of public administration disciplines. Concern for public policy issues in the field of national security is not only the need of social reality development, but also the need of the discipline construction and development of public policy. This direction mainly studies the hot issues of national security system construction and guaranty mechanism, social and psychological basis of national security, energy, ecology and financial security under the risk society conditions.

Direction 6: Natural Disaster Emergency Management

With public administration, management science and engineering, safety science and engineering as the theoretical foundation, under the background of the reform of emergency management system and the modernized strategy of national governance, it comprehensively makes use of the theoretical method and technology of public administration, public policy, public economics, social insurance, public opinion governance, risk identification and risk prediction, researches the issues including natural disaster risk management, risk prevention and alleviation mechanism, emergency pre-plan and planning, emergency guaranty and dispatching, social mobilization, organization  and coordination, emergency management implementation and supervision, disaster safety education, emergency management upgrade and construction of grassroots emergency management team. It mainly focuses on the issues concerning how to establish and perfect the system, mechanism  and legal system of emergency management in case of ongoing and potential natural disaster, and how to formulate and optimize the emergency preplan.  

IV. List of Required Classical Works and Academic Journal

Fundamental classical works

[1] S. F. Finer. The History of Government [M]. East-China Normal University Press, 2014.

[2] Owen E. Hughes. Public Management and Administration: An Introduction (2nd Edition ) [M]. China Renmin University Press, 2001.

[3] Elinor Ostrom. Governing the Commons: the Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action [M]. SDX Joint Publishing Company, 2000.

[4] Richard J. Stillman II. Public Administration: Concepts and Cases [M]. China Renmin University Press, 2004.

[5] Mancur Lloyd Olson and Chen Yu et al. The Logic of Collective Action [M]. Truth & Wisdom Press and Shanghai People’s Publishing House, 2014.

[6] Janet V. Denhardt and Robert B. Denhardt. The New Public Service. [M]. China Renmin University Press, 2014.

[7] James Q. Wilson. Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do it [M]. SDX Joint Publishing Company, 2006.

[8] Anthony Downs. Inside Bureaucracy [M]. China Renmin University Press, 2006.

[9] Gordon Tullock et al. The Politics of Bureaucracy [M]. The Commercial Press, 2012.

[10]  Robert A. Caro. The Power Broker [M]. Chongqing Press, 2008.

[11] Peter F. Druck. The Future of Industrial Man [M]. China Machine Press, 2009.

[12] Guy Adams and Danny L. Balfour. Unmasking Administrative Evil [M]. Central Compilation & Translation Press, 2009.

[13] Ferrel Heady. Public Administration: A Comparative Perspective: 6th Edition [M]. China Renmin University Press, 2006.

[14] H. George Frederickson, The Spirit of Public Administration. [M]. China Renmin University Press, 2003.

[15] Daniel A. Wren. The Evolution of Management Thought [M]. China Social Sciences Press, 2000.

[16] Anthony Downs, Yao Yang and Xing Yuqing et al. The Economic Theory of Democracy [M]. Shanghai Renmin Publishing House, 2010.

[17] Douglass C. North. Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance [M]. Truth & Wisdom Press, 2014.

[18] Author: Robert D. Putnam, translated by Lai Hairong. Making Democracy Work [M]. Jiangxi Renmin Press, 2001.

[19] Arend Lijphart . Patterns of Democracy: Government Forms and Performance in Thirty-Six Countries [M]. Peking University Press, 2006.

[20] William A. Niskanen. Jr. Bureaucracy and Public Economics [M]. China Youth Publishing Group, 2004.

[21] Huang Delin, Chen Shixiang. Public Administration[M]. Science Press,  2014.

[22] Huang Delin, Li Xiaoyu and Lin Xuan. Study on Frontier of Public Administration [M]. China University of Geosciences Press, 2020.

Governance of Local Government:

[1] Shen Ronghua. Governance of Local Government. [M]. Social Science Academic Press (China), 2006.

[2] Zhou Li’an. Local Government in Transformation: Officer Incentive and Governance [M]. Truth & Wisdom Press, 2008.

[3] Sun Baiying. Modern Local Government. [M]. China Renmin Press, 2004.

[4] He Zengke. Grassroots Democracy and Innovation of Local Governance [M]. Central Compilation & Translation Press, 2004.

[5] Hellmut Wollmann and Chen Wei. Local Government and Local Governance Series: German Local Government [M]. Peking University Press, 2005.

[6] Anwar Shah and Qiao Baoyun. Local Public Finance and Governance: A Review of International Experiences. [M]. People's Publishing House, 2006.

[7] Cao Rongxiang. Tiebout Model [M]. Social Science Academic Press, 2004.

[8] Yu Keping. Case Studies of Local Governance Innovations [M]. Social Science Academic Press, 2003.

[9] Zeng Wei. Theory and Case for Local Government [M]. Peking University Press, 2015.

[10] Tian Huisheng, Luo Hui and Zeng Wei. The Introduction to Chinese Administration Divisions [M]. Peking University Press, 2005.

[11] Li Silin, Zeng Wei. Local Government Management (Edition 2) [M]. Peking University Press, 2010.

Urban Governance and Regional Development:

[1] NeilBrenner. New State Spaces: Urban Governance and the Rescaling of Statehood. [M]. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

[2] Fulong Wu. Planning for Growth: Urban and Regional Planning in China[M]. London: Routledge, 2015.

[3] Martínez. Public Policy for Regional Development [M]. Economic Science Press, 2013.

[4] Graham Haughton, David Counsell et al. Regions, Spatial Strategies and Sustainable Development [M]. Jiangsu Phoenix Education Press, 2015.

[5] Mark Gottdiener.  The Social Production of Urban Space[M]. Jiangsu Education Press, 2014.

[6] Doreen Massey, John Allen et al. City Worlds [M]. Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press, 2016.

[7] Ronald McGill. Institutional Development: A Third World City Management Perspective [M]. Peking University Press, 2009.

[8] Jane Jacobs. The Death and Life of Great American Cities. 2nd Edition [M]. Yilin Press, 2006.

[9] David Judge et al. Theories of Urban Politics [M]. Shanghai People’s Publishing House, 2009.

[10] Steve Pile et al. Unruly City? Order/Disorder [M]. Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press, 2016.

[11] Edward W. Soja. Seeking Spatial Justice [M]. Social Science Academic Press, 2016.

[12] Li Shixiang et al. Yangtze River Economic Belt: Development and Protection [M]. China Social Science Press, 2020.


Public Organization and Human Resources:

[1] He Zengke. Civil Society and Third Sector [M]. Social Science Academic Press, 2000.

[2] Wu Jinliang. Government Reform and Development of Third Sector [M]. China Social Sciences Press, 2001.

[3] Julie Fisher. NGO’s and the Political Development of the Third World, [M]. Social Science Academic Press, 2002.

[4] Paul C. Nutt. Strategic Management of Public and Third Sector Organizations [M]. China Renmin University Press, 2001.

[5] Xiao Mingzheng. Human Resource Development and Management: Applications to Public Organization [M]. Peking University Press, 2009.

[6] Sun Baiying. Human Resources Development and Management in Public Sector. [M]. China Renmin University Press, 2014.

[7] Evan M. Berman, James S. Bowman, Jonathan P. West. Human Resource Management in Public Service: Paradoxes, Processes, and Problems [M]. Peking University Press, 2008.

[8] Herman Aguinis, Liu Xin. Performance Management (3rd Edition) [M]. China Renmin University Press, 2013.

[9]Tian Jiahua, Zhang Guangjin. Selection of Weight Variables for Assessment Methods Based on Performance Characteristics [M]. China University of Geosciences Press, 2009.

[10] Xie Xiaoqing.  Job Training: Research on Dynamic Mechanism Based on Plural-subject Perspective [M]. People’s Publishing House, 2012.

[11] Luo Hui. Non-profit Organization Management [M]. Peking University Press, 2018.

Non-traditional Security and Public Policy:

[1] Xia Baocheng. Western Public Security Management [M]. Chemical Industry Press Co., Ltd, 2006.

[2] Samuel P. Political Order in Changing Societies [M]. Yale University Press, 1968.

[3] Milton. L. Mueller. Network and States: The Global Politics of Internet Governance [M]. Shanghai Jiaotong University Press, 2015.

[4] Hu Huilin. On National Cultural Security in China [M]. Shanghai People’s Publishing House, 2011.

[5] Liu Yuejin. National Security. [M]. China University of Political Science and Law Press, 2004.

[6] Lei Jiasu. National Economic Security: Theory and Analysis Method. [M]. Tsinghua University Press, 2011.

[7] Yang Jiadong, Qin Xingfang, Shan Yihu. Rural Urbanization and Ecological Security [M]. Social Science Academic Press, 2005.

[8] Wang Jie. Social Security Management. [M]. China University of Political Science and Law Press, 2015.

[9] Tang Huangfeng. Social Transformation and Organizational Regulation: Research on Comprehensive Governance Organization Network of Social Security in China[M]. Wuhan University Press, 2008.

[10] Li Shixiang. Energy Security and Clean Utilization of Coal [M]. Science Press, 2016.

Resource and Environmental Governance and Public Policy:

[1] John C Bergstrom, Alan Randail. Resource Economics: An Economic Approach to Natural Resource and Environmental Policy [M]. China Renmin University Press, 2015..

[2] Sterner:T. Policy Tools for Environmental and Natural Resource Management [M]. Shanghai People’s Publishing House, 2005.

[3]  Allen V. Kneese et al. Handbook of Natural Resource and Energy Economics [M]. Economic Science Press, 2009.

[4] Pan Jiahua. China’s Environmental Governing and Ecological Construction [M]. China Social Science Press, 2015.

[5] Tom Tietenberg, Lynne Lewis. Environmental and Natural Resource Economics [M]. China Renmin University Press, 2012.

[6] Yuan Zhanting. Environmental Governance and Ecological Reconstruction of Resource-oriented Cities [M]. China Social Science Press, 2010.

[7] Thomas Heberer et al. Environmental Governance in China and Germany from a Comparative Perspective [M]. Central Compilation & Translation Press, 2012.

[8] Huang Delin, Zhu Qing. Research on Management System of National Geo-Parks [M]. Science Press, 2009.

[9] Liu Chuanhong. Resource and Environmental Economy and Management [M]. Hubei People’s House, 2012.

[10] Li Shixiang. Research on Consumption of Energy and Minerals in China’s Industrialization Process and Its Efficiency [M]. China University of Geosciences Press, 2010.

[11Huang Delin, Lin Xuan, Huang Tiantian and Ma Yan. Development of National Parks in the Developed Countries and Progress of National Parks in China [M]. China Social Science Press, 2018.

Natural Disaster Emergency Management:

[1] Michael J. Fagel, Yu Hang. Principles of Emergency Management and Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) [M]. Worker Press, 2020.

[2] Nicolas. A. Wardzyk, Paul. E. Tracy.  Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management [M]. China Architecture & Building Press, 2017.

[3] Li Ning and Wu Jidong. Introduction of Natural Disaster Emergency Management [M]. Peking University Press, 2011.

[4] Zhang Guocai. Principles and Methods of Natural Disaster Risk Evaluation and Regionalization [M]. China Meteorological Press, 2014.

[5] Li Jing, Chen Yunhao, Tang ong, Huang Wenjiang, Liu Zhigang and Jiang Jinbao. Evaluation Model, Method and System for Natural Disaster. [M]. Science Press, 2012.

[6] Huang Congfu. Analysis and Management of Natural Disaster Risks. [M]. Science Press, 2021.

[7] Cui Ke and Shen Wenwei. Emergency Management of Natural Disasters and Social Work Intervention of Grassroots Government[M]. Social Science Academic Press, 2015.

[8] Wang Hongwei. Perfecting Emergency Management System: From System Advantages to Governance Performance [M]. Emergency Management Press,  2020.

[9] Gao Yiping and Liu Yihong. Innovation of Emergency Management System in China: A Perspective of National Governance Modernization [M]. Renmin University of China Press, 2020.

[10] Yang Yueqiao. Introduction to New Emergency Management [M]. Peking University, 2020.

Domestic Journals:

Social Science in China, Management World, Economic Research Journal, Sociological Study, China Industrial Economics , Chinese Journal of Sociology, Acta Geographica Sinica, Geographical Research, China Legal Science, Open Times, Journal of Public Management, China Soft Science, Chinese Public Administration, Journal of Public Administration, China Population Resources and Environment, Resources Science, Journal of Political Science, World Economics and Politics, Journal of Social Sciences, Academic Monthly, China Social Science Excellence (Public Administration) and (Politics), Chinese Journal of Population Science, Population Research, and Population and Development.  

Foreign Journals:

Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Governance, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Regulation & Governance, Public Administration Review, Climate Policy, Public Administration, Public Management Review, Policy Science, Policy Analysis, American Political Science Review, Comparative Politics, World Politics, The China Quarterly, The Journal of Contemporary China and The China Journal.