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Is China’s transition trapped and what should the West do about it?

Abstract:

This policy brief attempts to challenge three popular views on China.

Firstly, it contends that it is the political calculation of the ruling elites, rather than the process of modernization, that determines the pace of political liberalization. By examining how Chinese ruling elites view political reform and adapt to socio-economic change, it argues that economic growth can retard political liberalization in the short term.

Secondly, the brief argues that the imperative to p...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Institution:
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Publisher:
The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society Publisher's website
Series:
Rule of law in China: Chinese law and business
Publication date:
2007
URN:
uuid:65603436-e90d-44c3-b72f-643f85359b08
Local pid:
ora:7736

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