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The Resource China's trapped transition : the limits of developmental autocracy, Minxin Pei

China's trapped transition : the limits of developmental autocracy, Minxin Pei

Label
China's trapped transition : the limits of developmental autocracy
Title
China's trapped transition
Title remainder
the limits of developmental autocracy
Statement of responsibility
Minxin Pei
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. Pei casts doubt on three central explanations for why China's strategy works: sustained economic development will lead to political liberalization and democratization; gradualist economic transition is a strategy superior to the "shock therapy" prescribed for the former Soviet Union; and a neo-authoritarian developmental state is essential to economic take-off. Pei argues that because the Communist Party must retain significant economic control to ensure its political survival, gradualism will ultimately fail. The lack of democratic reforms in China has led to pervasive corruption and a breakdown in political accountability. What has emerged is a decentralized predatory state in which local party bosses have effectively privatized the state's authority. Collusive corruption is widespread and governance is deteriorating. Instead of evolving toward a full market economy, China is trapped in partial economic and political reforms. Combining powerful insights with empirical research, China's Trapped Transition offers a provocative assessment of China's future as a great power."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pei, Minxin
Dewey number
320.951
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1516
LC item number
.P44 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • China
  • China
  • China
Label
China's trapped transition : the limits of developmental autocracy, Minxin Pei
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why transitions get trapped : a theoretical framework -- Democratizing China? -- Rent protection and dissipation : the dark side of gradualism -- Transforming the state : from developmental to predatory -- China's mounting governance deficits -- Conclusion
Control code
61479631
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 294 pages
Isbn
9780674021952
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005052762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
China's trapped transition : the limits of developmental autocracy, Minxin Pei
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why transitions get trapped : a theoretical framework -- Democratizing China? -- Rent protection and dissipation : the dark side of gradualism -- Transforming the state : from developmental to predatory -- China's mounting governance deficits -- Conclusion
Control code
61479631
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 294 pages
Isbn
9780674021952
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005052762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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