T07P07 - Policy Advice and Policy Advocacy in China

Topic : Policy Design, Policy Analysis, Expertise and Evaluation

Panel Chair : Xufeng Zhu - zhuxufeng@tsinghua.edu.cn

Objectives and Scientific Relevance of the panel

As topics intensely discussed since the 1960s, policy advice and policy advocacy have been the essential topics in public policy and political life in Western liberal democracies. It has been traditionally believed that policy advice and advocacy are insufficient and inefficient in China. Since 2013 the Chinese top leadership has started to officially promote the establishment of “New Style Think Tanks with Chinese Characteristics”. In this context, think tanks, and other related intellectual organizations, have been a hot topic in China. Recently, policy advice and advocacy have become less politically sensitive than before. However, the mechanisms and dynamics need to be further explored. What are the strategies and methods these policy actors use to promote policy ideas? What are the reasons and consequences of policy advice and policy advocacy in China? What are the determining factors that facilitate or obstruct the success of policy advice and advocacy in China? Empirical quantitative and qualitative researches on this topic are welcome in the panel.


Call for papers

Papers that address any aspects of policy advice and policy advocacy in China are welcome. Topics may include but are not limited to:

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