Game theory and educational policy: Private education legislation in China

Wing-Wah LAW, Suyan PAN

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Abstract

This article presents a game theory analysis of legislating private education in China, based on set of primary and secondary documents related to this issue. The article argues that shaping educational legislation is a dynamic, repeated game of negotiation, cooperation, and/or competition on multiple occasions among various interested actors, including lawmaking institutions, each with its own goals, authorities, information sources, and strategies. This article suggests that game theory complements existing models for understanding the politics of educational legislation in China, and it elucidates the implications and limitations of using this approach to understand the dynamics and complexity of educational policymaking. Copyright © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-240
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Development
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2009

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Law, W.-W., & Pan, S.-Y. (2009). Game theory and educational policy: Private education legislation in China. International Journal of Educational Development, 29(3), 227-240. doi: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2008.04.003

Keywords

  • Game theory
  • Educational policy
  • Legislation
  • Private education
  • China