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China's General Aviation Policy Reform: Public Policy Evolution Analysis within Advocacy Coalition Framework

CHENG Haiyan, XU Zhili   

  1. School of Public Administration, Beijing University of Areonautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100083, China
  • Received:2016-09-01 Online:2019-03-25 Published:2018-05-25


Decades of changes of China's general aviation policies have complex causes and mechanisms. This paper reviews the general aviation industry development events and policy reforms, and using the policy advocacy coalition framework, analyzes external factors, internal belief systems of general aviation policy subsystem and their policy learning processes. It reveals that the productivity development is the driving force of the changes of general aviation policy. Meanwhile, it concludes that coalitions within the policy subsystem, by means of policy-oriented learning, result in general aviation policies deregulation, which is an induced policy evolution.

Key words: change of general aviation policy, advocacy coalition framework, policy subsystem, belief system, policy learning

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