China's Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy / Edition 1

China's Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy / Edition 1

by Minxin Pei
     
 

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.

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Overview

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.

About the Author:
Minxin Pei is Senior Associate and Director of the China Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674021952
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations     ix
Introduction     1
Why Transitions Get Trapped: A Theoretical Framework     17
Democratizing China?     45
Rent Protection and Dissipation: The Dark Side of Gradualism     96
Transforming the State: From Developmental to Predatory     132
China's Mounting Governance Deficits     167
Conclusion     206
Reported Cases of Local Mafia States     219
Notes     223
Acknowledgments     279
Index     281

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