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An institutional analysis on local governments in the United States and China

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DOI: 10.25236/issec.2019.072


Yuping Hong

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Yuping Hong


The American political system is a so-called “check and balance system”. The political power is divided into executive branch, legislative branch, and judicial branch. The American government power is extremely decentralized. The 51 states have their own power resources with which the Feudal government cannot interfere; Mayor-council and Council-manager are two main forms of local government. The Council-manager has become the main form adopted by the local government in the U. S. China has a political system with “one governing party” and a highly centralized power system. Local governments of China comprise a hierarchical system. During the past forty years, China has adopted a series of key reform measures, including introducing a national system of public servants, decentralizing power, carrying out institutional reform.


Institutional analysis, local government.