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TheChina model : political meritocracy and the limits of democracy

Author: Daniel A Bell
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Pres, 2016. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Westerners tend to divide the political world into 'good' democracies and 'bad' authoritarian regimes. But the Chinese political model does not fit neatly in either category. Over the past three decades, China has evolved into a political system that can best be described as 'political meritocracy.' [This work] seeks to understand the ideals and the reality of this unique political system."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel A Bell
ISBN: 9780691173047 0691173044
OCLC Number: 971891805
Description: 318 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface to the Paperback Edition ix Acknowledgments xxi Introduction 1 Chapter 1 Is Democracy the Least Bad Political System? 14 Chapter 2 On the Selection of Good Leaders in a Political Meritocracy 63 Chapter 3 What's Wrong with Political Meritocracy 110 Chapter 4 Three Models of Democratic Meritocracy 151 Concluding Thoughts: Realizing the China Model 179 Notes 199 Selected Bibliography 283 Index 307
Responsibility: Daniel a. Bell.

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"Westerners tend to divide the political world into 'good' democracies and 'bad' authoritarian regimes. But the Chinese political model does not fit neatly in either category. Over the past three decades, China has evolved into a political system that can best be described as 'political meritocracy.' [This work] seeks to understand the ideals and the reality of this unique political system."

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