China and the Global Political Economy [NOOK Book]

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China in the Global Political Economy considers the relationship between domestic configurations of power and globalized production processes in shaping the process and implications of China's re-engagement with the global economy. It considers how changing bases of legitimacy of single-party rule in China have not only shaped, but also been shaped by, expanding international economic relations. It argues that bilateral statist understandings of the nature of international economic relations overstate the extent ...

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China and the Global Political Economy

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Overview

China in the Global Political Economy considers the relationship between domestic configurations of power and globalized production processes in shaping the process and implications of China's re-engagement with the global economy. It considers how changing bases of legitimacy of single-party rule in China have not only shaped, but also been shaped by, expanding international economic relations. It argues that bilateral statist understandings of the nature of international economic relations overstate the extent to which "China" has power in the global political economy.

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"A welcome addition to the study of contemporary China. The author escorts the readers, like an experienced tour guide, to the wild and uncharted terrain of China studies. China is huge and is full of rough tracks. To travel such a place, you need an experienced navigator or a good guide map, hopefully both. This book provides both and shows us more. The author describes not only the political landscape of today's China but also the locations of hidden pitfalls and landmines." —Yoshifumi Nakai, Gakushuin University, Tokyo
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Meet the Author

SHAUN BRESLIN is Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, UK, and Associate Fellow of the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University, Australia. He is author of China in the 1980s: Centre-Province Relations in a Reforming Socialist State, Mao, and with Rod Hague and Martin Harrop, Comparative Government and Politics
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Table of Contents

Introduction: China - Yes, But...
• Studying China in an Era of Globalization
• The Transition from Socialism: An Embedded Socialist Compromise?
• Re-Engagement with the Global Economy
• Beyond Bilateralism: What the Statistics Don't Tell Us
• Interpreting Chinese "Power" in the Global Political Economy
• The Domestic Context: Stretching the Social Fabric?
• Conclusions

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