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A Research Of The Third Section Growth In The Process Of Service-oriented Government Construction

Posted on:2010-05-17Degree:DoctorType:Dissertation
Country:ChinaCandidate:J D ZhaoFull Text:PDF
GTID:1116360272498320Subject:Administrative Management
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As an irreversible trend, the construction of service-oriented government is a chosen goal of the Chinese government reform. It is also a systematic project which is not a simple and inner transformation of the government itself, but the handover of power to the society and people when the government transforms its functions. For this reason, a vast vacuum of administration and service is left in the social and economic fields. Then who is responsible to fill up the vacuum left by the government?So, equipped with such advantages as flexibility, mobility, and low-cost, etc., an institution dangling between"the public area"and"the private area"becomes the government substitute. The so-called third section in China today, however, has not gained its matured growth and the government administration of the third section is still at an experimental stage. In this process, therefore, how to nurture and support the third section and how to activate it to take over the functions unloaded by the government constitute a major issue. Focusing its research on the third section growth in the process of service-oriented government construction, this dissertation tries to dissolve the internal and external factors that govern the growth of the third section in China in the hope of providing helpful insights into a healthy growth and movement of the third section. In this dissertation, the author combines western theoretical resources with specific realities in China, makes use of related findings from politics, organization and behavior studies, sociology, and economics, adopts such methods as the combination of standard research and historical research, comparative analysis and positive analysis, provides specific analysis and interpretations for the problems of the third section growth in the process of the service-oriented government construction.This dissertation is consisted of six chapters.Chapter One, Introduction This chapter is mainly focused on why"A Research of the Third Section Growth in the Process of Service-oriented Government Construction"is taken as the research topic, its thoretical values,and present significance. Two terms,the third section and service-oriented government, are defined and clarified. Then some related researches home and abroad are briefly reviewed to explain the research method, logic frame, and possible new findings of this dissertation.Chapter Two Interpretation and Analysis: Theoretical Conjunction of the Third Section and Service-oriented GovernmentAs an introductory foundation of the whole research, firstly, this chapter analyses the possible functions of the third section. Based on an overall exploration of the basic theories of the third section's existence and its historical development, the chapter provides functional analysis of the third section in terms of its service, coordination, integration, control, and education. Secondly, the chapter explains the value orientation of service-oriented government and analyses its value conceptions, functional objectives, and goal orientation. Finally, an interpretation is made of the conjunction of the third section and the service-oriented government to present the fact that they share a common ground in the starting point of action, value conception, and the goal they pursue. Chapter Three Cooperation and Interaction: The Relationships between the Third Section and Service-oriented GovernmentIn this chapter, an exploration is made of the evolving process of the relationships between the third section and the government. From the traditional paradigm of government's absolute leadership to the pattern of government's leading role, the relationships of the third section and government are generally investigated. Based on the investigation, the author points out that the future trend of their relationships is interaction with equal cooperation as its foundation.Chapter Four Limitations and Dilemmas: The Problem the Third Section Has in Its Growth in the Process of Service-oriented Government Construction In this chapter, the third section's present conditions and governing factors are investigated. An analysis is made of the third section's growth conditions in China and the research is focused on the problems the third section has at the present stage in terms of laws, money, capability, personnel, layout, etc.. Based on the research, the governing factors are analyzed to find related solutions.Chapter Five Comparison and Findings Abroad: The Third Section Growth in Major Developed Countries and Their Useful FindingsIn this chapter, growth patterns of three major developed countries, America, Britain, and Japan, are chosen and their backgrounds, present conditions, and features are analyzed to look for what is useful to China.Chapter Six Reflections and Choices: Roads to a Healthy Third Section Growth This chapter is the major part of the dissertation. After a brief historical review of the third section growth in China, the author points out that China has a good opportunity for growth. To make it possible for the growth to happen, the leading role of the government is indispensable at the present stage. For this reason, the government should adopt swift transitions in its functions and try to construct a law environment, provide financial support and external supervision, help and incubate the third section. In response to the government's efforts, the third section should endeavor to improve its mechanism, capability, personnel, and to make constant progress to take over the power and functions left by the government in the shortest time and most effective manner so that service-oriented government and harmonious society can be established.When non-government organizations come into people's view, much of what is expected of them is hopes and expectations: public-oriented, non-profitable, voluntary, and flexible. These features provide the third section advantages different or better than those possessed by the government in the areas of public service and social administration. The existence of the third section functions as a major supplementary device to constitute one of the three key social organizations with government and enterprise, a fact generally accepted by the public, and therefore the third section's healthy growth is what we expect...
Keywords/Search Tags:service-oriented government, the third section, citizens'society, government functions
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