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The Resource China's Party Congress : power, legitimacy, and institutional manipulation, Guoguang Wu, University of Victoria

China's Party Congress : power, legitimacy, and institutional manipulation, Guoguang Wu, University of Victoria

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China's Party Congress : power, legitimacy, and institutional manipulation
Title
China's Party Congress
Title remainder
power, legitimacy, and institutional manipulation
Statement of responsibility
Guoguang Wu, University of Victoria
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Nominally the highest decision-making body in the Chinese Communist Party, the Party Congress is responsible for determining party policy and the selection of China's leaders. Guoguang Wu provides the first analysis of how the Party Congress operates to elect Party leadership and decide Party policy, and explores why such a formal performance of congress meetings, delegate discussions, and non-democratic elections is significant for authoritarian politics more broadly. Taking institutional inconsistency as the central research question, this study presents a new theory of 'mutual contextualization' to reveal how informal politics and formal institutions interact with each other. Wu argues that despite the prevalence of informal politics behind the scenes, authoritarian politics seeks legitimization through a combination of political manipulation and the ritual mobilization of formal institutions. This ambitious book is essential reading for all those interested in understanding contemporary China, and an innovative theoretical contribution to the study of comparative politics"--
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Wu, Guoguang
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Political leadership
  • China
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China's Party Congress : power, legitimacy, and institutional manipulation, Guoguang Wu, University of Victoria
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-348) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction: China's Party Congress as the theatre of power; 2. Institutions manipulated, legitimacy ritualized: a theory of authoritarian legitimization; 3. 'Meeting for unity and victory': the political art of running the Party Congress; 4. Between political principle and the practice of power: the making and remaking of the Party platform; 5. Norms versus operations: Party constitution in political configuration; 6. Elections as instruments of autocracy: the essence and nuisance of formalistic voting; 7. Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17763447
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 368 pages
Isbn
9781107082021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)911518078
Label
China's Party Congress : power, legitimacy, and institutional manipulation, Guoguang Wu, University of Victoria
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction: China's Party Congress as the theatre of power; 2. Institutions manipulated, legitimacy ritualized: a theory of authoritarian legitimization; 3. 'Meeting for unity and victory': the political art of running the Party Congress; 4. Between political principle and the practice of power: the making and remaking of the Party platform; 5. Norms versus operations: Party constitution in political configuration; 6. Elections as instruments of autocracy: the essence and nuisance of formalistic voting; 7. Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17763447
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 368 pages
Isbn
9781107082021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)911518078

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