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Useful complaints how petitions assist decentralized authoritarianism in China

Jing Chen
This book examines the positive effects of the petition system on China's resilient decentralized authoritarian regime. Combining detailed case studies and rigorous statistical analysis, it argues that citizens' petitions help the regime to alleviate threats to stability by giving an information edge to the Chinese central government.
Print Book, English, 2016
Lexington Books, Lanham, 2016