Constructing a Public Governance Model Regulating Government Power

Social Sciences in China (Chinese Edition)

No.11, 2017


Constructing a Public Governance Model Regulating Government Power



Hu Shuigen and Weng Lie’en


Against the background of the modernization of the national governance system and capacity, the oversight and restraint of public power has become a significant topic of current governance reform. Therefore, embedding an analytical framework of power regulation in the government’s new governance system not only makes for improved oversight and constraint mechanisms within the sphere of political power, but also helps explore the mechanisms behind the normative operation of power in terms of public governance, as well as promoting the construction of rule of law government and service-oriented government. Regulatory theory discusses the governance framework of the regulation of government power, including regulation of the confirmation, exercise, assessment and oversight of power. On this basis, we can design the formal and informal institutional arrangements that regulate the operation of power, building up effective mechanisms of constraint and control over public power and promoting the regulation of power as a means of governance. This will enable us to realize the normative operation of government power within the framework of the rule of law, so as to create a new governance model of government power regulation and provide a continuous impetus for the further reform of the government management system.