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Riding the tiger : the politics of economic reform in post-Mao China

Author: Gordon White
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since the late 1970s China has been undergoing a profound economic transformation ushered in by the wide-ranging program of market-oriented economic reform introduced under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon White
ISBN: 0804721483 9780804721486 0804721491 9780804721493
OCLC Number: 28141767
Description: xiii, 286 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The Failure of the Maoist Developmental State and the Rise of the Economic Reformers --
2. The Political Dynamics of Chinese Economic Reform: An Overview --
3. The Politics of Agrarian Reform --
4. The Politics of Industrial Reform --
5. Economic Reform and Ideological Decay: The Decline of Ideocracy --
6. The Party's Over? Economic Reform and Institutional Decay --
7. The Social Impact of Economic Reform: The Rise of Civil Society? --
8. From Market Socialism to Social Market?
Responsibility: Gordon White.
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Since the late 1970s China has been undergoing a profound economic transformation ushered in by the wide-ranging program of market-oriented economic reform introduced under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping.

While most other studies of the reforms have dealt with their economic effects, Riding the Tiger is about the political dynamics of these reforms - their political origins and impact, and the nature of the political forces which have conditioned their character and effectiveness.

It analyzes the politics of institutional reform in industry and agriculture, the impact of new market thinking and realities on China's traditional Marxist-Leninist ideology and its dominant political institution, the Chinese Communist Party. It also traces the impact of economic reform on Chinese social structure and institutions, showing how the spread of market relations has led to greater diversity in social attitudes, interests and institutions.

. These changes, Gordon White argues, are in turn giving rise to ineluctable pressures for reform in political institutions, thereby exploding the original assumption underlying the reforms that economic transformation could be achieved without fundamental political changes.

The book concludes by assessing various options for China's political future, arguing that an abrupt transition to some form of multi-party democracy is less desirable than a more gradual, stable and managed "dual transition"--First from a "totalist" to an authoritarian political system, and then from an authoritarian to a democratic political system.

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