Red Capitalists in China: The Party, Private Entrepreneurs, and Prospects for Political Change / Edition 1

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Overview

"This book focuses on two related issues: whether the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is willing and able to adapt to the economic environment its reforms are bringing about and whether China's "red capitalists," private entrepreneurs who also belong to the communist party, are likely to be agents of political change." Comparisons with other countries, primarily in East Asia and Eastern Europe, historical comparisons with pre-1949 China, primary materials on contemporary China, and most importantly original survey data are used to help clarify the relationship between entrepreneurs and the CCP, the often intense debate over whether entrepreneurs should be allowed into the CCP, and the political implications of the growing numbers of red capitalists in China.
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Foreign Affairs
In seeking enlightenment about where China may be heading with its peculiar combination of a Leninist political system and a market economy, Dickson examines in some detail the attitudes and behaviors of the rapidly emerging class of Chinese private entrepreneurs. Even before Jiang Zemin's 2001 declaration that private entrepreneurs should be allowed to join the party, businessmen already sought the advantages of membership. Based on responses to carefully designed questionnaires, Dickson finds that in response to the party's demonstration of remarkable adaptability, business leaders easily took on the role of "red capitalists." The result is a form of corporatist bonding between the state and civil society, which Dickson believes will give China a high degree of political stability. He throws a bit of cold water, however, on the hopes of those who expect such a business-based civil society to bring democracy to China in the near future. What he does foresee is a steady improvement in the lives of a growing middle class. But if democracy is to come, there will have to be a crisis that splits the party elite.
From the Publisher
"Dickson presents a welcome addition to emerging studies of the relationship between the Party-state and the economy in post-Mao China.... Highly recommended." Choice

"Bruce Dickson is well known in Chinese area studies circles for his work over the last ten years on democratisation and the concept of civil society." Review of Political Economy, Jamie Morgan, The Open University in the North West, UK

"Short and concise, Dickson's monograph undoubtedly will inspire others to pursue issues raised by his arguments." China Review International, Lawrence C. Reardon, University of New Hampshire

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521521437
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2014
  • Series: Cambridge Modern China Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 198
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

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Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
2 Challenges of Party Building in the Reform Era 29
3 New Institutional Links 56
App Survey Design and Implementation 86
4 The Politics of Co-optation 89
5 The Political Beliefs and Behaviors of China's Red Capitalists 116
App Multivariate Analyses of Political Beliefs of Officials and Entrepreneurs 142
6 Conclusion 157
Bibliography 173
Index 185
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