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The Resource China's Party Congress : power, legitimacy, and institutional manipulation, Guoguang Wu, (electronic resource)

China's Party Congress : power, legitimacy, and institutional manipulation, Guoguang Wu, (electronic resource)

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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
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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
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Zhongguo gong chan dang
  • Zhongguo gong chan dang
  • Zhongguo gong chan dang
  • Political leadership
  • China
Label
China's Party Congress : power, legitimacy, and institutional manipulation, Guoguang Wu, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139976800
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: China's Party Congress as the theater 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
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CR9781139976800
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 368 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139976800
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)924638443
Label
China's Party Congress : power, legitimacy, and institutional manipulation, Guoguang Wu, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139976800
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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 theater 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
CR9781139976800
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 368 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139976800
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)924638443

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