The Dragon the Eagle and the Private Sector

Private. Roles. for. Public. Goals. in. China. and. the. United. States. Dragons – as befits a mythical species – are diverse. In the Western tradition, unlike the East, dragons are terrifying, fire-breathing brutes.

Author: Karen Eggleston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108944809

Category: Political Science


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The governments of China and the United States - despite profound differences in history, culture, economic structure, and political ideology - both engage the private sector in the pursuit of public value. This book employs the term collaborative governance to describe relationships where neither the public nor private party is fully in control, arguing that such shared discretion is needed to deliver value to citizens. This concept is exemplified across a wide range of policy arenas, such as constructing high speed rail, hosting the Olympics, building human capital, and managing the healthcare system. This book will help decision-makers apply the principles of collaborative governance to effectively serve the public, and will enable China and the United States to learn from each other's experiences. It will empower public decision-makers to more wisely engage the private sector. The book's overarching conclusion is that transparency is the key to the legitimate growth of collaborative governance.

Rivers of Iron

John D. Donahue, Karen Eggleston, and Richard J. Zeckhauser, “The Dragon, the Eagle, and the Private Sector: Public-Private Collaboration in China and the United States,” forthcoming manuscript, especially chapter 3, “Railroads.” 14.

Author: David M. Lampton


ISBN: 0520372999

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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"Rivers of Iron tells the story of China's unfolding role in realizing the region-wide dream of building an intercountry railway system connecting Southwest China and its seven Southeast Asian neighbors. This system is gradually taking shape with construction of Chinese-backed projects underway in several Southeast Asian countries. Progress is being made. Nonetheless, while the PRC is strong, it is not a goliath bestriding the world, even in this region where China looms over its small and medium-sized neighbors. This book illuminates the strengths and weaknesses of China's demonstration of power during President Xi Jinping's self-styled "New Era" as well as the capacity of its smaller neighbors to resist, shape, and at times even take advantage of China's actions. Utilizing frameworks from the fields of international relations and comparative politics, this book seeks to explain how domestic politics in all eight of the involved nations affects their external behavior. Finally, Rivers of Iron addresses a fundamental development issue in what is emerging globally as a new age of infrastructure--How should we understand the role of infrastructure in development, and how do policy makers and analysts balance the long-term value and prospective gains of investments with the sometimes huge short- and medium-term costs?"--

Fateful Decisions

Jack Donahue, Karen Eggleston, and Richard Zeckhauser, “The Dragon, the Eagle, and the Private Sector: Public-Private Collaboration in China and the United States,” unpublished manuscript, 2019. 51. Donahue, Eggleston, and Zeckhauser, ...

Author: Thomas Fingar

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 1503612236

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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China's future will be determined by how its leaders manage its myriad interconnected challenges. In Fateful Decisions, leading experts from a wide range of disciplines eschew broad predictions of success or failure in favor of close analyses of today's most critical demographic, economic, social, political, and foreign policy challenges. They expertly outline the options and opportunity costs entailed, providing a cutting-edge analytic framework for understanding the decisions that will determine China's trajectory. Xi Jinping has articulated ambitious goals, such as the Belt and Road Initiative and massive urbanization projects, but few priorities or policies to achieve them. These goals have thrown into relief the crises facing China as the economy slows and the population ages while the demand for and costs of education, healthcare, elder care, and other social benefits are increasing. Global ambitions and a more assertive military also compete for funding and policy priority. These challenges are compounded by the size of China's population, outdated institutions, and the reluctance of powerful elites to make reforms that might threaten their positions, prerogatives, and Communist Party legitimacy. In this volume, individual chapters provide in-depth analyses of key policies relating to these challenges. Contributors illuminate what is at stake, possible choices, and subsequent outcomes. This volume equips readers with everything they need to understand these complex developments in context.

Popular Culture and the Austerity Myth

... with It tracking the ways in which the function of the state has been reconfigured to 'support private interests, including sectors like the city, ... The Eagle's Nest): Come not between the dragons and their wrath (well, Fury).

Author: Pete Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317374258

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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Contemporary popular culture is engaged in a rich and multi-levelled set of representational relations with austerity. This volume seeks to explore these relations, to ask: how does popular culture give expression to austerity; how are its effects conveyed; how do texts reproduce and expose its mythic qualities? It provides a reading of cultural texts in circulation in the present ‘age of austerity’. Through its central focus—popular culture—it considers the impact and influence of austerity across media and textual categories. The collection presents a theoretical deconstruction of popular culture’s reproduction of, and response to, mythical expressions of ‘austerity’ in Western culture, spanning the United Kingdom, North America, Europe and the Middle East and textual events from political media discourse, music, videogames, social media, film, television, journalism, folk art, food, protest movements, slow media and the practice of austerity in everyday life

Three Billion New Capitalists

8 Allen Zhang, “Hidden Dragon: Unleashing China's Private Sector,” PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2003, 9 “WTO Successfully Concludes Negotiations on China's ...

Author: Clyde V Prestowitz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465004768

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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By the beginning of this century it was already commonplace to speak of the U.S. as a "hyperpower," to talk of its military, political, and economic clout as unprecedented in world history, and to assume that American dominance would continue at least throughout our lifetimes. It is conventional wisdom that America will have no serious rivals for at least a generation. But the American position is far more fragile and ephemeral than much of the world believes. Clyde Prestowitz shows the powerful yet barely visible trends that are threatening to end the six-hundred-year run of Western domination of the world. The trends include America's increasingly unsustainable trade deficits; the equally unsustainable (and dangerous) buildup of massive dollar reserves in places like Japan and China; the end of America's position as the world's premier center for invention and technological innovation; the sudden entrance of 2.5 billion people in India and China into the world's skilled job market; the role of the World Wide Web in permitting many formerly localized jobs to be done anywhere in the world; and the demographic meltdown of Europe, Japan, Russia, and, in later decades, even China.Three Billion New Capitalists is a clear-eyed and profoundly unsettling look at America's and the world's economic future, from an author with a history of predicting the important trends long before they become apparent to others.

The Dragon s Mark

... a dark-haired beauty with a background in demolitions; Jessi, a former SAS commando; Arthur, a quiet, unassuming man who was the group's electronics expert; Clive, a former U.S. Marine who had turned his skills to the private sector ...

Author: Alex Archer

Publisher: Gold Eagle

ISBN: 1426866267

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Archaeologist Annja Creed and her sword have never been outmatched— until now. When a surprise party for her mentor Roux includes some uninvited guests, Annja finds herself fighting desperately for her life. The intruders escape but leave a sinister message behind. A legend has resurfaced about a sword that should be feared. A sword that seeks a master as bloodthirsty as itself. It is wielded by an assassin known as the Dragon who initiates a terrible game of cat and mouse. Eventually, the two swords—light and dark—must meet…and only one shall triumph.

Strait Rituals

Walker, Kenneth R. Planning in Chinese Agriculture: Socialisation and the Private Sector. Chicago: Aldine Publishing Company, 1965. ... The Dragon, the Lion, and the Eagle: Chinese-British-American Relations, 1949– 1958.

Author: Pang Yang Huei

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9888208306

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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The two Taiwan Strait crises took place during a particularly tense period of the Cold War. Although each incident was relatively brief, their consequences loom large. Based on analyses of newly available documents from Beijing, Taipei, and Washington, Pang Yang Huei challenges conventional wisdom that claims Sino-US misperceptions of each other’s strategic concerns were critical in the 1950s. He underscores the fact that Washington, Taipei, and Beijing were actually aware of one another’s strategic intentions during the crises. He also demonstrates conclusively that both “crises” can be understood as a transformation from tacit communication to tacit accommodation. An important contribution of this study is a better understanding of the role of ritual, symbols, and gestures in international relations. While it is true that these two crises resulted in a stalemate, the fact that all parties were able to cultivate talks and negotiations brought relations, especially between the US and China, to a new and more stable level. Simply averting the threat of war was a major achievement. Strait Rituals is an important micro-history of a significant moment during the Cold War and a rich interpretation of the theoretical use of multiple points of view in writing history. It sets a new standard for understanding China’s place in the world. “Strait Rituals is a solidly detailed and thoroughly footnoted excursion into a critical stage of Cold War history. Dr. Pang’s exhaustive archival work sets a real standard in the amalgamation of different sources to reevaluate the Taiwan Strait crises in the 1950s, the repercussions of which can still be felt today.” —Hsiao-ting Lin, Hoover Institution, Stanford University “An excellent book for those interested in the Taiwan Strait crises in the context of the overall history of international affairs in the Asia-Pacific region. The book will prove to be of great value to those interested in the history of the region that is bound to increase in importance in the years to come.” —Akira Iriye, Harvard University “Dispassionate, balanced, rigorous in the presentation of facts, much drawn from Chinese archival sources, Pang Yang Huei’s work will be indispensable for anyone seeking to understand the issues surrounding this Cold War hangover that continues to trouble contemporary politics across the Taiwan Strait.” —Geoffrey C. Gunn, Journal of Contemporary Asia


... “ The Eagle and the Dragon , Marines in the Boxer Rebellion , ” received acclaim and when taken down was moved to ... This was realized in 1978 with the other services and private sector muse- tems optimized for museum require- the ...






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The current coat of arms was directly derived from its mediaeval original, with the double-headed eagle having Byzantine and ... cooperation of the private sector strengthening ties among their peoples establishing a common currency.

Author: Alessandro Boccaletti

Publisher: Alessandro Boccaletti

ISBN: 1532867948

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

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ZEUS is an international organization dedicated to the eradication of certain scientific advancements to keep its members part of the global elite. The group targets any researchers or whistleblowers that may topple its position at the top of the pharmaceutical industry. The members’ influence extends all the way to the top of the major world governments. One man holds the key to stopping them. Dr. Alex Bauman joined the Molecular Fat Studies Department at Queens University in Brisbane because he wanted to help the obese. Driven by unhappiness with his own weight, Bauman stumbles upon the knowledge to create a cure for obesity. This secret is dangerous to ZEUS. They don’t want anything to affect the trillions of dollars they make on bogus obesity treatments. Presidential hopeful and California senator Marc Thwane is one of ZEUS’s members. He can’t let anything get in the way of his dark plans for the United States. When Thwane sends a black-ops team after Bauman, the two men’s destinies collide in this global adventure. Russian cosmonauts, Saudi royals, and more will help and hinder Bauman’s search for the key to taking down ZEUS once and for all.