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China's Trapped Transition The Limits of Developmental Autocracy

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ISBN-10: 067402754X

ISBN-13: 9780674027541

Edition: 2006

Authors: Minxin Pei

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The rise of China as a great power is one of the most important developments in the twenty-first century. But despite dramatic economic progress, China's prospects remain uncertain. In a book sure to provoke debate, Minxin Pei examines the sustainability of the Chinese Communist Party's reform strategy--pursuing pro-market economic policies under one-party rule. Pei casts doubt on three central explanations for why China's strategy works: sustained economic development will lead to political liberalization and democratization; gradualist economic transition is a strategy superior to the "shock therapy" prescribed for the former Soviet Union; and a neo-authoritarian developmental state is…    
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Book details

List price: $28.50
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Minxin Pei is Tom and Margot Pritzker �e(tm)72 Professor of Government and Roberts Fellow, and the director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College.

Abbreviations
Introduction
Why Transitions Get Trapped: A Theoretical Framework
Democratizing China?
Rent Protection and Dissipation: The Dark Side of Gradualism
Transforming the State: From Developmental to Predatory
China's Mounting Governance Deficits
Conclusion
Reported Cases of Local Mafia States
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index