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Hunan Provincial Research Base of Corruption StudiesCenter for Corruption Studies, Hunan University
Center for Corruption Studies, Hunan University, was established in December 2002, Research base for clean governance in Hunan Province was established in March 2003. The former is a multi-academic subordinate agency of Hunan University, and the latter belongs to the CPC Hunan Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervision Department, currently affiliated to Hunan University of Politics and Public Administration. The research base (center) has been selected as the key research base of Humanities and Social Sciences of Hunan Province at the end of 2006. It is a targeted blend of academic, management and orderly operation of a flexible interdisciplinary, multi-academic subject innovation base and specialized discipline inspection and supervision training base.
To carry out a comprehensive and multidisciplinary research on clean governance is the provision of "United Nations Convention against Corruption", and it is also an important guiding principle conducting research work of the research base. As a research institution, the Center for clean governance of Hunan University is the integration of political science, management, law, economics and other disciplines of the university. The Research base for clean governance under Hunan Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervision Department, is a platform and bridge for communications between Hunan University and scholars both home and abroad, and discipline inspection and supervision department. The work of the Research base is divided into two parts:
First, basic theoretical research. As the training for Specialized independent researchers person is needed, and the domestic independent fundamental research is not far from enough, which leads to a large number of low-level redundant, the Research Base attempts to have a cross-disciplinary, interdisciplinary academic expertise to study the characteristics and tries to build discipline system and carry out the Chinese and foreign Clean Thoughts, clean system, analysis on policy of clean governance, Independent Development.
Second, applied research, specifically the Anti-Corruption Strategy. Independent research base in Hunan Province is an interdisciplinary, multi-academic innovation base. In the recent years, it has researched in the interdisciplinary field of the construction of a clean government and anti-corruption. It has undertaken or completed the "New Century Strategies against corruption", "transitional period after WTO entry strategic adjustment of China's financial supervision", "capital flight under the Open on the Chinese economy and Countermeasures "," local government construction of credibility and its impact on the Government's Comprehensive Performance Assessment System "," Study of the political process "," Chinese Civilization and the advanced clean "and a total of 11 national social science fund project," Strategies for preventing commercial bribery, "" Independent Cultural Studies "and other projects commissioned by Central Commission for Discipline Inspection Laboratory and Discipline Inspection Commission of Hunan Province, "punish corruption and prevent flight of capital "and more than 10 provincial-level projects, published " Strategies against corruption in New Century ","researches on Prevention system of corruption "," Strategies for controlling bribery in business ", etc. more than 10 monographs which have a major impact at home and abroad , published a series of research papers and more than 300 articles, many of which received extensive attention both home and abroad and has aroused strong repercussions. Some works of experts in the base have been translated into several languages, or a reading material of discipline inspection organs at all levels. A series of Papers by key members of the base which has published on the "Outlook Newsweek", "Legal Daily", "People's Forum" are mostly reprinted by Xinhua, People and other internal and external media, or by People's University copy information and other publications. Therefore, the base got favorable comment, not only academic, but also social.
The base has a senior role. Since 2003, the promulgation of many important documents of Central Discipline Inspection Commission or the Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection, including the CPC Central Committee "on the establishment of a sound education system, punishing and preventing corruption, the implementation of the Platform" and some other documents, the proof of some decision-making, such as control of bribery in business, education of clean governance and so on, experts in the research base contributed their wisdom.
As a school unit, the Independent research base in Hunan Province and the Independent Research Center in Hunan University mainly rely on the Hunan Institute of Politics and Public Administration to offer the branch of clean governance for the undergraduate and MPA degree. They also rely on the school law, management, economic branches to provide social science degrees in education at all levels. Hunan University has started the clean governance course training since the Law School in Hunan University offered the courses in that area for the Master Degree. And it has seven years of history now. Currently, about 20-30 Discipline Inspection Commissions and Discipline inspection and supervision of cadres are enrolled in MPA professional in the direction of clean government and administrative supervision per grade. About 30 undergraduates choose the direction of clean governance every year. Each year, 10-30 graduates learn government control, independent theory, job-related crimes and other professional direction for a science degree. The number of Courses in the independent direction offered in the MPA professional is seven. It’s generally 2 or 3 in the science degree, and it is about 10 in the direction of independent among the undergraduate courses. In order to provide the students a place to express their opinions, the base also hosts a regular publication "Yuelu Independent Studies."
In addition to academic education, the research base manages to maximize its advantages in social science to play an important role in the social services and carry out a variety of special training. For example, it conducts four monitor anti-money laundering training for the People's Bank of China, China Insurance Regulatory Commission and China Banking Regulatory Commission. It also conducts the training of cadres in Hunan Province, seminars for City Discipline Inspection Commission Research Office, anti-commercial bribery seminars for the universities directly under the Ministry of Education Commission for Discipline Inspection. Our school is one of the founding members of the Integrity Education and Research Network of China(CPIEN). Independent specialized personnel training in the base is both directly guided by the work of the Ministry of Education, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the Transparency International (TI) and other international anti-corruption organizations. It has also been reported by the "Reader's Digest" and several other media and TI brief news for several times. It is appreciated and highly praised by international anti-corruption researchers .
Academic exchanges. On one hand, the center keeps maintaining close liaison with the domestic sector and academics. On the other hand, for the international exchanges and cooperation, the base has established lots of academic exchange relations with Wisconsin (Madison) University, added California State University and several other U.S. universities, the University of Nottingham, London Metropolitan University, and some British universities, and the University of Bergen in Norway, University of Regina in Canada, Kurume University in Japan, Soka University, and many other foreign universities. Mr. Paul Heywood,the Dean of Graduate School of Nottingham University, and many other internationally renowned Independent Study academics have also been employed as adjunct professors of Hunan University. We are working on the production and translation of several books to launch comprehensive cooperation.