The Chinese Labyrinth

The Chinese Labyrinth : Exploring China's Model of Development

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The Chinese Labyrinth is a multifaceted survey of the Chinese developmental model based on theoretical and empirical evidence, combined with in-depth analyses of unique political and social innovations or system of governance at various levels. This book is also a provocative study of the challenges derived from the Chinese experience to the conventional theory of political more

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  • Hardback | 230 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0739165755
  • 9780739165751

About Baogang Guo

Editors: Baogang Guo is Professor of Political Science at Dalton State College, and the past president of the Association of the Association of Chinese Political Studies (ACPS. 2008-2010). He was associate editor of the Journal of Chinese Political Science (2004-2010) and research associate in China Research Center based in Metro Atlanta, GA. His research interests include comparative public policy, political culture and political legitimacy, and Chinese and Asia politics. He is author of China's Quest for Political Legitimacy (Lexington Books, 2010), associate editor of China Today (Greenwood Press, 2005), co-editor of China's Quiet Rise: Peace Through Integration (Lexington Books, 2011), Toward Better Governance in China (Lexington Books, 2010), Dancing with Dragon (Lexington Books, 2010), Thirty Years of China-US Relations (Lexington Books, 2010), Greater China in an Era of Globalization (Lexington Books, 2009), China in Search of a Harmonious Society (Lexington Books, 208), Challenges Facing Chinese Political Development (Lexington Books, 2007), and author of nine book chapters and eleven peer reviewed journal articles. His recent publications appeared on Asian Survey, Journal of Chinese Political Science, Modern China Studies, Journal of Comparative Asian Development, Twenty-first Century, and American Journal of China Studies. He Li is Professor of Political Science at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts. Li is the author of From Revolution to Reform: A Comparative Study of China and Mexico (University Press of America, 2004) and Sino-Latin American Economic Relations (Praeger, 1991). Li has published dozens of arti-cles in journals such as Journal of Strategic Studies, Problems of Post-Communism, The Historian, Policy Studies Journal, Journal of Chinese Politi-cal Science, Asian Perspective, American Journal of Chinese Studies, Asian Affairs, and chapters in several books. Contributors: Lacey Bradley-Storey, Xinjun Gao, Ziying He, Xiaobo Hu, Michael Kilburn, Vitaly Kozyrev, Huisheng Shou, Congsheng Wu, Jianxing Yu, Siyuan Zhou, Yiran Zhoushow more

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China's modernization has presented multiple puzzles and daunting challenges for scholars and policy makers. By critically examining contending perspectives on China's complex and rapidly changing landscape, the authors provide insights into the intense debates on China's political, economic, and social transitions. This book will help readers better understand the multiple dimensions of such transitions, including property rights and rent-seeking politics, discourse on social democracy, human rights and religious policies, and the transformation of welfare regime. -- Guoli Liu, College of Charlestonshow more

Table of contents

Introduction: The Chinese Labyrinth: Exploring China's Model of Development, He Li and Baogang Guo Chapter 1: Rapid Economic Growth without Economic Freedom: a Puzzle Made in China, Congsheng Wu and Siyuan Zhou Chapter 2: Beyond the China Paradigms: Comparative Studies of Property Rights and Rent-Seeking Politics, Xiaobo Hu Chapter 3: The Chinese Discourse on Social Democracy, He Li Chapter 4: The Tension between Governance and State-Buliding, Jianxing Yu and Ziying He Chapter 5: Local Governance Innovations and Their Sustainability, Xinjun Gao and Baogang Guo Chapter 6: The (D)evolution of Human Rights in China, Michael Kilburn and Vitaly Kozyrev Chapter 7: China's Religious Policies in the Post-Mao Period: Co-existence of Atheists and Theists, Yiran Zhou Chapter 8: China's Petition System and Its Effects on Social Stability and Regime Legitimacy, Lacey Bradley-Storey Chapter 9: Globalization and Transformation of China's Welfare Regime, Huisheng Shou Index About the Contributorsshow more