Book reviews: Integrity in governance; China’s hukou system at the breaking point
In the current issue of Governance, Julinda Hoxha reviews The Integrity of Governance by Leo Huberts. Huberts makes a “timely contribution . . . to the limited scholarship on integrity of governance.” But the book “does not deal with the intricacies of network governance and the challenges they pose to the concept of integrity.” Read the review.
And Jason Hansberger reviews China’s Hukou System byJason Young. For two millennia, Young observes, one political goal has remained constant in China: “population management and control.” Young examines the main tool for pursuing that goal, the hukou system, and its evolution as China has moved toward a market system. The system is now at a breaking point, Hansberger says, and Young’s book is an “excellent reference” for anyone wanting to know “where China is going or how it got there.” Read the review.