MNPM7001 (Core)

Public Governance, Structure and Dynamics of the Nonprofit Sector in Greater China (6 credits)

This course provides an overview of the major issues in public governance, structure and dynamics of civil society and nonprofit sector in Greater China. The different modes of public governance and public-private interface through the development of civil society in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan will be reviewed. The existence, functions and contributions of nonprofit organisations to public governance will be examined. Students will gain a broader understanding of the nature of current social issues in Greater China, such as the widening income disparity gap, aging, poverty and migrant workers, in the context of recent reforms. The course also provides an analysis of how civil society and nonprofit organisations shape the social and public policy agenda under different regimes.