Australian Journal of Social Issues special China issue available free

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  • Published Date: 26 August 2020

A special issue of the Australian Journal of Social Issues, based on a 2018 workshop organised by the Greater China Australia Dialogue on Public Administration, is now available for free for a limited period, thanks to an agreement between ANZSOG and the AJSI.

The issue covers urban governance issues across the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan and Australia, and compares policies and practices across the jurisdictions. The papers stem from a workshop held in Shanghai in September 2018, including academics and former practitioners across a range of universities.

The Dialogue has held workshops each year since 2011 on issues of common interest allowing an increasingly rich understanding of the different institutional arrangements and practices across the jurisdictions.

ANZSOG Dean and CEO Professor Ken Smith said ANZSOG had been closely associated with the Dialogue since it was established in 2009, and the new book was a valuable record of its 2018 discussions.

“The Dialogue is an ongoing and flourishing process which has been invaluable in increasing mutual understanding of public administration practice and developments across the jurisdictions involved,” he said.

The AJSI special issue will be available free until February 2021. As well as an introduction by Professor Andrew Podger the journal includes the following articles:

ANZSOG/ANU Press recently published a book based on the 2017 Dialogue, Designing Governance Structures for Performance and Accountability: Developments in Australia and Greater China, edited by Andrew Podger, Tsai-tsu Su, John Wanna, Hon Chan and Meili Niu, the second book from the series.