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The logic and limits of political reform in China

Author: Joseph Fewsmith
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013. ©2013
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"In the 1990s China embarked on a series of political reforms intended to increase, however modestly, political participation to reduce the abuse of power by local officials. Although there was initial progress, these reforms have largely stalled and, in many cases, gone backward. If there were sufficient incentives to inaugurate reform, why wasn, Ŵt there enough momentum to continue and deepen them? This book  Read more...
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Fewsmith, Joseph, 1949-
Logic and limits of political reform in China.
Cambridge, [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012023175
(OCoLC)798437837
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Fewsmith
ISBN: 9781139612982 1139612980 9781139626002 1139626000 9781139381703 1139381709 9781139616706 1139616706
OCLC Number: 823504894
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 219 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
1. The Problem of governance in China --
2. Bottom-up reform versus top-down development --
3. Inner-party democracy --
4. Wenzhou --
5. Consultative Authoritarianism --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Joseph Fewsmith.

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Fewsmith explains why political reform in China started, why it has stalled and in many cases gone backward.  Read more...

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'In recent years, grassroots political reforms in China have drawn much hopeful attention in the West ... But Fewsmith's careful analyses of roughly a dozen such experiments show that none was Read more...

 
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