|Marine policy in the People’s Republic of China: Big windows and little windows in the Far East?|
Ferraro, G.; Brans, M. (2011). Marine policy in the People’s Republic of China: Big windows and little windows in the Far East?, in: 33rd EGPA Annual Conference, Bucharest, 7 - 10 September, 2011. pp. 1-21
In: (2011). 33rd EGPA Annual Conference, Bucharest, 7 - 10 September, 2011. European Group for Public Administration: Bucharest.
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In their reassessment of implementation models, Exworthy and Powell (2004) bring together multi-level governance and the streams approach to public policy. On the one hand, the authors highlight three dimensions in multi-level governance: a vertical (central-local) dimension, and two horizontal ones which are central-central and local-local. On the other hand, Exworthy and Powell (2004) emphasize three streams: policy, process and resources. If the three streams are aligned at both the national level (big windows) and local level (little windows), then implementation is more likely to be successful. Our paper wants to test whether the model developed by Exworthy and Powell (2004) can travel to the Far East and explain marine policy in China. More precisely, the paper analyzes two reform initiatives in the country: fisheries management and marine environmental protection. The comparison between the two reform initiatives, which involve different implementation structures, also allows us to develop some analytical insights on the influence of implementation structures on policy outputs, as well as further substantial insights into policy-making in the People’s Republic of China.