China and Democracy: Reconsidering Prospects for a Democratic China

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This timely collection brings together many well-known scholars to systematically explore China's current government and assess that transition toward democracy. The contributors seek to bridge the gap between normative theories of democracy and empirical studies of China's political development by providing a comprehensive overview of China's domestic history, economy, and public political ideologies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415926935
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Pages: 294
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Forward, Larry Diamond

Introduction: China's Democratization Reconsidered, Suiseng Zhao

Part I: China's Search for Democracy in the Twentieth Century

1. Chinese Democracy: The Lessons of Failure, Andrew J. Nathan

2. A Tragedy of History: China's Search for Democracy in the Twentieth Century, Suisheng Zhao

II. Chinese Political Culture and Democracy

3. Confucianism and Western Democracy, Shaohua Hu

4. Democracy in China, Enbao Wang and Regina F. Titunik

5. New Moral Foundation of Chinese Democratic Institutional Design , Baogang He

III. Chinese State-Society Relationship and Democracy

6. Conceptual Evolution of Democracy in Intellectual Circles: Rethinking State and Society, Yijiang Ding

7. Plural Institutionalism and the Emergence of Intellectual Public Spaces in China: A Case Study of Four Intellectual Groups, Edward X. Gu

8. The Limits of the Chinese State: Public Morality and The Xu Honggang Campaign, Dawn Einwalter

IV. Prospect for Democracy in China at the Dawn of the 21st Century

9. The Prospects for Democratization in China: Evidence from the 1995 Beijing Area Study, Daniel V. Dowd, Allen Carlson and Mingming Shen

10. The Political Pragmatism of Chinese University Students: Ten Years After the 1989 Movement, Che-Po chan

11. Economic Development and Village Elections in Rural China, Tinajian Shi

12. Chinese Nationalism and Authoritarianism in the 1990s , Suiseng Zhao

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