China's New Business Elite: The Political Consequences of Economic Reform / Edition 1

China's New Business Elite: The Political Consequences of Economic Reform / Edition 1

by Margaret M. Pearson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520207181

ISBN-13: 9780520207189

Pub. Date: 08/01/1997

Publisher: University of California Press

The transition from a planned to a market economy that began in China in the late 1970s unleashed an extraordinary series of changes, including increases in private enterprise, foreign investment, the standard of living, and corruption. Another result of economic reform has been the creation of a new class—China's new business elite. Margaret M. Pearson

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Overview

The transition from a planned to a market economy that began in China in the late 1970s unleashed an extraordinary series of changes, including increases in private enterprise, foreign investment, the standard of living, and corruption. Another result of economic reform has been the creation of a new class—China's new business elite. Margaret M. Pearson considers the impact that this new class is having on China's politics. She concludes that, contrary to the assumptions of Westerners, these groups are not at the forefront of the emergence of a civil society; rather, they are part of a system shaped deliberately by the Chinese state to ensure that economic development will not lead to democratization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520207189
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Pages:
217
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1China's New Business Elite: A Framework for Study21
2The Janus-Faced Role of the Business Elite in Chinese History44
3The Autonomy of China's New Business Elite65
4The Political Behavior of China's New Business Elite100
5The Socialist Corporatism of Business Associations116
6The Emergence of Hybrid State-Society Relations in Post-Mao China136
App. 1Foreign Direct Investment in China, 1979-1995167
App. 2The Research Sample169
Bibliography175
Index195

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