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Health Reform and De Facto Federalism in China


Christina S. Ho


Rutgers School of Law - Newark


China: An International Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 33-62, March 2010
Rutgers School of Law-Newark Research Paper No. 086

Abstract:     
Understanding China as a de facto federal system can generate explanations and recommendations concerning the path of China's health reform. The first section reviews how de facto federalism drove the historical development of the problems plaguing China's health system. The next section shows how certain features of the current reform plan, namely, the plan's ambivalence between government and market approaches and its lack of strong centralization, can be explained by de facto federalism. The third section uses the hypothesis of de facto federalism to generate two courses of action - one cautionary; the other, aspirational - that could be considered for the future. The consequences for the health sector of under-articulated federalism are clarified and point to the need for discursive reasoned elaboration, as opposed to political bargaining alone, in federalism.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 31

Keywords: China, Health Reform, Federalism, Justiciability

JEL Classification: H51, H77, I11, I18, K32, K40, P21, P31, P35

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Date posted: September 1, 2010  

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Ho, Christina S., Health Reform and De Facto Federalism in China. China: An International Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 33-62, March 2010; Rutgers School of Law-Newark Research Paper No. 086. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1670052

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Newark, NJ 07102
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