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Party and state in post-Mao China, Teresa Wright

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Party and state in post-Mao China
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Party and state in post-Mao China
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Teresa Wright
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eng
Summary
In recent decades, China has become a quasi-capitalist economic powerhouse. Yet it continues to be ruled by the same Communist Party-dominated government that has been in power since 1949. But how has China's political system achieved such longevity? And what does its stability tell us about the future of authoritarian versus liberal democratic governance? In this detailed analysis of the deeply intertwined relationship between the ruling Communist Party and governing state, noted China expert Teresa Wright provides insightful answers to these important questions. Though many believe that the Chinese party-state has maintained its power despite its communist and authoritarian features, Wright argues that the key to its sustained success lies in its careful safeguarding of some key communist and authoritarian characteristics, while simultaneously becoming more open and responsive to public participation. She contends that China's post-Mao party-state compares well to different forms of political rule, including liberal democratic government. It has fulfilled the necessary functions of a stable governing regime: satisfying key demographic groups and responding to public grievances; maintaining economic stability and growth; and delivering public services - without any real reduction in CCP power and influence. Questioning current understandings of the nature, strengths, and weaknesses of democracy and authoritarianism, this thought-provoking book will be essential reading for all students and scholars of Chinese politics and international relations.--
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non fiction
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bibliography
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China today series
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  • Zhongguo gong chan dang
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
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Party and state in post-Mao China, Teresa Wright
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
1. Sources of stable governance in China -- 2. Party and state, or party-state? -- 3. Who serves in the party-state? -- 4. Maintaining public relations -- 5. Managing the economy -- 6. Providing goods and services -- 7. Stable authoritarianism?
Control code
FIEb17709672
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 221 pages
Isbn
9780745663852
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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map
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(OCoLC)898164147
Label
Party and state in post-Mao China, Teresa Wright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Sources of stable governance in China -- 2. Party and state, or party-state? -- 3. Who serves in the party-state? -- 4. Maintaining public relations -- 5. Managing the economy -- 6. Providing goods and services -- 7. Stable authoritarianism?
Control code
FIEb17709672
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 221 pages
Isbn
9780745663852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)898164147

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