Political Change in China

Political Change in China : Comparisons with Taiwan

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How might China become a democracy? And what lessons, if any, might Taiwan's experience of democratization hold for China's future? The authors of this volume consider these questions, both through comparisons of Taiwan's historical experience with the current period of economic and social change in the PRC, and through more focused analysis of China's current, and possible future, politics.This title explores current, and possible future, political change in China in the context of Taiwan's experience of democratization.show more

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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588265935
  • 9781588265937
  • 2,481,757

About Bruce Gilley

Bruce Gilley is assistant professor of political studies at Queen's University in Canada. His numerous publications include China's Democratic Future, Model Rebels: The Rise and Fall of China's Richest Village, and Tiger on the Brink: Jiang Zemin and China's New Elite. Larry Diamond is senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and founding coeditor of the Journal of Democracy. Most recent of his many works on democracy and democratization are Developing Democracy: Toward Consolidation and Promoting Democracy in the 1990s.show more

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"A wonderful group of high-powered essays on an extremely important issue." - Edward Friedman, University of Wisconsin "A first-rate and welcome addition. This volume will influence the thinking of specialists and generalists on China's political future for years to come." - Bruce Dickson, George Washington University "Political Change in China presents, at a very high level of scholarship, a balanced and nuanced picture of a complex and controversial topic." - Cal Clark, Auburn University"show more

Table of contents

Comparing and Rethinking Political Change in China and Taiwan - B. Gilley. Civil Society and the State. The Evolution of Political Values - Y.H. Chu. Intellectual Pluralism and Dissent - M. Goldman and A. Esarey. Religion and the Emergence of Civil Society - R. Madsen. Business Groups: For or Against the Regime? - D.J. Solinger. Regime Responses. Responsive Authoritarianism - R.P. Weller. Developing the Rule of Law - R. Peerenboom and W. Chen. Competitive Elections - T.J. Cheng and G. Lin. International Pressures and Domestic Pushback - J. deLisle. Looking Forward. Taiwan's Democratic Transition: A Model for China? - B. Gilley. Why China's Democratic Transition Will Differ from Taiwan's - L. Diamond.show more

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