This year's Joseph Levenson Book Prize goes to the 2021 work making "the greatest contribution to increasing understanding of the history, culture, society, politics, or economy of China."
Tang, Shui Yan 鄧穗欣
Frances R. and John J. Duggan Professor in Public Administration
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
Office: Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 206
Home: (213) 740-0379
Ph. D., Indiana University, Bloomington, Public Policy, 1989
M. Phil., The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Government and Public Administration, 1984
B. Soc. Sc., The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Government and Public Administration, 1982
Background: USC Price Faculty Bio Video
Shui-Yan Tang is Frances R. and John J. Duggan Professor in Public Administration in the Sol Price School of Public Policy, and Research Director for the Judith and John Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise. Professor Tang’s research focuses on institutional analysis and design, common-pool resource governance, environmental politics and policy, microfinance, collaborative governance, and governance reform. He is the author of Institutions and Collective Action: Self-Governance in Irrigation (ICS Press, 1992), Ten Principles for a Rule-ordered Society: Enhancing China’s Governing Capacity (China Economic Publishing House, 2012), and (with Carlos Lo) Institutions, Regulatory Styles, Society, and Environmental Governance in China (Routledge, 2014). In addition, he has published over 50 journal articles. Professor Tang was an associate editor of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and he was elected as a Fellow of the US National Academy of Public Administration in 2009.
Description of Research
Environmental policy, organizational commitment, institutional analysis, microcredit, common-pool resources
- C. W. H. Lo and S. Y. Tang, Institutions, Regulatory Styles, Society, and Environmental Governance in China, Oxford: Routledge, 2014
- S. Y. Tang, Ten Principles for a Rule-Ordered Society: Enhancing China’s Governing Capacity 提升中国的治理能力:规则社会的十项原则, Beijing: China Economic Publishing House, (in both English and Chinese), 2012
- Y.D. Jung, D.A. Mazmanian, and S. Y. Tang, eds., Collaborative Governance in the United States and Korea, Seoul: Seoul National University Press, 2009
- S. Y. Tang, Institutions and Collective Action: Self-Governance in Irrigation, San Francisco: Institute for Contemporary Studies Press, 1992 Journal Symposia: 3
- Y.D. Jung, D.A. Mazmanian, and S. Y. Tang, eds., “Collaborative Governance in the United States and Korea: Cases in Negotiated Policymaking and Service Delivery” International Review of Public Administration, Vol. 13 (Special Issue), 2009
- J. M. Ferris and S. Y. Tang, eds., "Series on The New Institutionalism and Public Administration," Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1993, 4-145
- MJ Kwon, S. Y. Tang, and C. Kim, “Examining Strategic Sustainability Plans and Smart Growth Land-Use Measures in California Cities,” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, forthcoming
- N. Liu, S. Y. Tang, X. Zhan, and C. W. H. Lo, “Political Commitment, Policy Ambiguity, and Corporate Environmental Practices,” Policy Studies Journal, forthcoming
- H. Li, C. W. H. Lo, and S. Y. Tang, “Nonprofit Policy Advocacy under Authoritarianism,” Public Administration Review, Vol. 77, No. 1, 2017, pp. 103-117
- X. Zhan and S. Y. Tang, “Understanding the Implications of Government Ties for Nonprofit Operations and Functions,” Public Administration Review, Vol. 76, No. 4, 2016, pp. 589-600
- N. Liu, S. Y. Tang, C. W. H. Lo, and X. Zhan, “Stakeholder Demands and Corporate Environmental Coping Strategies in China,” Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 165, No. 1, 2016, pp. 140-149
- W. H. Yee, S. Y. Tang, and C. W. H. Lo, “Regulatory Compliance When the Rule of Law is Weak: Evidence from China’s Environmental Reform,” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2016, pp. 95-112
- S. Y. Tang, P. H. Li, G. Fryxell, and C. W. H. Lo, “Enterprise-Level Motivations, Corporate Environmental Management in Guangzhou, China,” Environmental Management, Vol. 56, No. 3, 2015, pp. 777-790
- S. Y. Tang, R. F. Callahan, and M. Pisano, “Using Common-Pool Resource Principles to Design Local Government Fiscal Sustainability,” Public Administration Review, Vol. 74, No. 6, 2014, pp. 791-803
- S. Y. Tang, G. Rubio-Cortes, R. Callahan, M. Pisano, and M. McGrath, “Key Findings on Fiscal Sustainability for Local Governments in Southern California,” National Civic Review, Vol. 103, No. 3, 2014 pp. 3-13
- X. Zhan, C. W. H. Lo, and S. Y. Tang, “Contextual Changes and Environmental Policy Implementation: A Longitudinal Study of Street-Level Bureaucrats in Guangzhou, China,” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2014, pp. 1005-1035
- C. P. Tang and S. Y. Tang, “Managing Incentive Dynamics for Collaborative Governance in Land and Ecological Conservation,” Public Administration Review, Vol. 74, No. 2, 2014, 220-231
- X. Zhan and S. Y. Tang, “Political Opportunities, Resource Constraints, and Policy Advocacy: A Longitudinal Study of Environmental NGOs in China,” Public Administration, Vol. 91, No. 2, 2013, 381-399
- Yee, W-H, C.W. H. Lo, and S. Y. Tang, “Assessing ecological modernization in China: Stakeholder demands and corporate environmental management practices,” The China Quarterly, Vol. 213, 2013, 101-129
- S. Y. Tang, X. Zhan, and Y. Bao, “Towards a Rule-ordered Society: A Research and Practical Framework for Public Governance Transition in China,” Fudan Public Administration Review, Vol. 9, 2012, 45-67 (in Chinese)
- Francesch-Huidoboro, M., C.W.H. Lo, and S. Y. Tang, “The Local Environmental Regulatory Regime in China: Changes in Pro-Environment Orientation, Institutional Capacity, and Political Support,” Environment and Planning A, Vol. 44, No. 10, 2012, 2493-25.
- S. Y. Tang, D. A. Mazmanian, and X. Zhan “Understanding Collaborative Governance from the Rational Choice Perspective,” Fudan Public Administrative Review, Vol. 7, 2011, 3-25, (in Chinese)
- C. B. Ju and S. Y. Tang, “Political Contestation and the Developmental Trajectories of Environmental NGOs in South Korea,” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Vol. 40, Issue 6, 2011, 1048-1072
- C. P. Tang, S. Y. Tang, and C. Y. Chiu “Inclusion, Identity, and Environmental Justice in New Democracies: The Politics of Pollution Remediation in Taiwan” Comparative Politics, Vol. 43, No. 3, 2011, pp. 333-350
- C. B. Ju and S. Y. Tang, “External Legitimacy, Goal Congruence, and Collective Resistance: Environmental NGOs and Land Use Politics in South Korea,” Urban Studies, Vol. 48, No. 4, 2011, pp. 811-825
- C. W. H. Lo, G. Fryxell, and S. Y. Tang, “Stakeholder Pressures from Perceived Environmental Impacts and the Effect on Corporate Management Programs in China,” Environmental Politics, Vol. 19, No. 6, 2010, 888-909
- S. Y. Tang, C. W. H. Lo, and G. Fryxell, “Governance Reform, External Support, and Environmental Regulation Enforcement in Rural China: The Case of Guangdong Province,” Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 91, No. 10, 2010, 2008-2018
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