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China's Political System
Published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers
To thoroughly understand how the PRC has become one of the most important actors in international affairs, this definitive book provides readers with a comprehensive assessment of the preconditions, prospects, and risks associated with China's political development.
The Chinese government is one of the most important actors in international affairs today. To thoroughly understand how the People's Republic of China has grown in power requires a careful analysis of its political system. To what extent can China's economic achievements be attributed to the country's political system and its policies? What are the effects of economic modernization and global economic integration on the Chinese polity? Is the Chinese political system capable of adapting to changing economic, technological, social, and international conditions? Exploring these central questions, this definitive book provides readers with a comprehensive assessment of the preconditions, prospects, and risks associated with China's political development.
List of tables List of figures List of acronyms and abbreviations Preface Chapter 1 Analyzing Chinese politics Chapter 2 The Chinese Communist Party and state institutions Chapter 3 Political Leadership Chapter 4 Governing China's economy Chapter 5 Governing China's society Chapter 6 Policy making: Processes and outcomes Chapter 7 Perspectives on China's political development Glossary References and sources Index Contributors
Sebastian Heilmann is president of the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) in Berlin and professor for the political economy of China at the University of Trier. MERICS is Europe's leading think tank on Chinese affairs.
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