Crime, Law and Social Change

, Volume 49, Issue 2, pp 153–165 | Cite as

The dual nature of anti-corruption agencies in China

  • Stephen K. Ma


As the pace of modern life quickens considerably and changes come fast and furious in public affairs, the qualifications based on which public servants are recruited, the skills they are required to master in order to deal with the new situation, the challenges they are faced with, and the administrative behavior they demonstrate are all no longer the same. Bureaucrats in anti-corruption agencies are no exception. This article will review the latest development in China’s public administration, as unethical bureaucratic behavior in anti-corruption agencies has been among the increasingly vexing pathologies the authorities have to cope with.


Chinese Communist Party Public Security Party Member Party Committee Dual Loyalty 
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The author wishes to thank Prof. Philip Ivanhoe for his careful reading of an earlier draft of the paper and for his constructive comments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceCalifornia State UniversityLos AngelesUSA

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