Debating Political Reform in China: Rule of Law vs. Democratization

Debating Political Reform in China: Rule of Law vs. Democratization

Author: Suisheng Zhao

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317473305

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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The growing disconnect between China's market-oriented economy with its emerging civil society, and the brittle, anacronistic, and authoritarian state has given rise to intense discussion and debate about political reform, not only by Western observers, but also among Chinese intellectuals. While some expect China's political reform to lead to democratization, others have proposed to strengthen the institution of single-party rule and provide it with a solid legal base. This book brings the ongoing debate to life and explores the options for political reform. Offering the perspectives of both Western and Chinese scholars, it presents the controversial argument for building a consultive rule of law regime as an alternative to liberal democracy. It provides several critiques of this thesis, and then tests the thesis through empirical studies on the development of the rule of law in China.
Debating Political Reform in China: Rule of Law vs. Democratization
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Suisheng Zhao
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-18 - Publisher: Routledge

The growing disconnect between China's market-oriented economy with its emerging civil society, and the brittle, anacronistic, and authoritarian state has given rise to intense discussion and debate about political reform, not only by Western observers, but also among Chinese intellectuals. While some expect China's political reform to lead to democratization,
Debating Political Reform in China
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Suisheng Zhao
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-18 - Publisher: Routledge

The growing disconnect between China's market-oriented economy with its emerging civil society, and the brittle, anacronistic, and authoritarian state has given rise to intense discussion and debate about political reform, not only by Western observers, but also among Chinese intellectuals. While some expect China's political reform to lead to democratization,
Conditional Democracy: The Contemporary Debate on Political Reform in Chinese Universities
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Émilie Frenkiel
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-01 - Publisher: ECPR Press

Little is known about the political views of non-dissident Chinese intellectuals. For this book, Émilie Frenkiel has been granted unprecedented access to the discussions of politically committed Chinese who have been part of the intellectual debate on post-Tiananmen reform. Her in-depth research elicits lively views that reflect the yearnings and
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Language: en
Pages: 359
Authors: Joseph Fewsmith
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-16 - Publisher: Routledge

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Decoding Chinese Politics
Language: en
Pages: 24
Authors: Melissa Murphy
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Center for Strategic & International studies

For many observers, China's system for choosing its leaders, as well as the decisions those leaders make, seem to exist in a “black box.” Speculating about the goings-on in that box has been a passion of China watchers since the birth of the People's Republic in 1949. But reading the