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The Nationwide Mechanism—China’s Institutional Strengths in Responding to Serious Public Emergencies

Wenpan Zhai


The nationwide mechanism is an administrative system distinct from the traditional bureaucracy in dealing with major tasks in China. Through the literature analysis method, it has been revealed that the nationwide mechanism consists of participants, relationship design, and regulations, and that the mechanism exerts its institutional advantages in the face of serious public emergencies. Specifically, its advantages mainly include leadership, organizational, resource, and value advantages.


Nationwide Mechanism; Serious Public Emergencies; System

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/mmf.v6i3.4456