Reconciling State, Market and Civil Society in China / Edition 1

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Overview

Analysing post-Mao China is not an easy task, but it is essential in order to understand the rationale and scope of the reform process started by the Chinese leadership under the guidance of Deng Xiaoping at the end of the 1970s. Thirty years after the beginning of the reform process China has become a major actor in the global economic and political system and the 21st century is generally held to the one in which China will become the major world power.

In this book Paolo Urio presents a balanced picture of the reform process, analysing the economic, social, environmental, legal, political and cultural aspects of the process and showing the interconnections between them. As well as analysing the achievements realised thus far by the reform process, this book looks ahead at the difficulties the Chinese leadership will have to face in the years to come. As such, it will be essential reading for students and scholars of Chinese politics, public management and economics alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415564465
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/29/2010
  • Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 0.62 (w) x 0.92 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Paolo Urio is Professor Emeritus of Public Administration and Management at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations ix

Foreword xi

Preface and acknowledgements xvi

List of abbreviations xxiii

1 Chinese political culture and why it does matter 1

1 Comparing Chinese and Western cultures 1

2 Chinese political culture: past and present 9

Conclusion 44

2 Deng's strategy of economic development 45

Introduction 45

1 The fundamentals of Deng's strategy of reforms 45

2 The content of Deng's reforms 51

3 The results of Deng's reforms 54

Conclusion 99

3 Correcting the negative consequences of economic development 103

Introduction 103

1 The rebalancing of Chinese society: a general perspective 103

2 Social security in China: one country, two systems 119

Conclusion 152

4 Understanding China after Mao 156

Introduction 156

1 Understanding power in China 157

2 In search of functional equivalents: is there a Chinese way? 182

Conclusion 192

Conclusion 193

Notes 205

Bibliography 256

Index 269

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