International Influences on Domestic Policymaking in China: The Case of Rural Cooperative Medical Schemes

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International Influences on Domestic Policymaking in China: The Case of Rural Cooperative Medical Schemes

March 27, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Room C05, Columbia School of Social Work

About the Event

In this talk, Prof. Duckett argues that international influences on domestic policymaking in China have been neglected and under-theorized. Taking the case of Rural Cooperative Medical Schemes (RCMS), she examines the influence of international organizations -- notably the WHO and WTO -- and their ideas on the decision to adopt RCMS.

About the Speaker

Jane Duckett is Edward Caird Chair of Politics and Director of the Scottish Centre for China Research at the University of Glasgow. She is a Fellow of the British Academy (2016) and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2019). She is a Guest Professor at Nankai University (Tianjin, China). In 2012 she received the Lord Provost of Glasgow Education Award. From 2014-2017 she was President of the British Association for Chinese Studies. Her recent research examines Chinese social policy, including welfare, poverty, unemployment and health policies, the politics behind them, and their enormous redistributive consequences. 

Columbia Affiliations
China Center for Social Policy