How proximate and 'meta-institutional' contexts shape institutional change: explaining the rise of the People's Bank of China

Bell, Stephen and Feng, Hui (2014) How proximate and 'meta-institutional' contexts shape institutional change: explaining the rise of the People's Bank of China. Political Studies, 62 1: 197-215. doi:10.1111/1467-9248.12005


Author Bell, Stephen
Feng, Hui
Title How proximate and 'meta-institutional' contexts shape institutional change: explaining the rise of the People's Bank of China
Journal name Political Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0032-3217
1467-9248
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/1467-9248.12005
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 62
Issue 1
Start page 197
End page 215
Total pages 19
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Abstract This article charts and explains the rising authority of the People's Bank of China (PBC) within the steep hierarchy of the party state. The PBC's rise is explained by using a version of historical institutionalism which focuses on the dialectical or mutually shaping relationships between agents, institutions and wider contexts over time. Particular emphasis is placed on the way in which wider contexts such as crises, power distributions, ideational agendas and structural economic change shaped institutional change at the PBC. Theoretically, this approach moves beyond treating institutional contexts in an ad hoc manner, as existing theory does, and unifies the treatment of contexts within an agent-centred version of historical institutionalism.
Keyword Central bank authority
China
Historical institutionalism
Institutional change
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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