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Model-making and policy change in China

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This thesis studies how conflicts over political ideas influence policy change in China. It argues that officials cultivate selected local areas into models in order to implement new policies, often under the rubric of paradigm shifts, or a reinterpretation of existing ideology. Models are platforms for ideational conflicts in the Party to be expressed, for consensus to be expanded within existing political factions, and for popular support to be mobilised. Model-making influences policy c...

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Shun Yan Olivia Cheung More by this author

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Shun Yan Olivia Cheung
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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