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The dictator's dilemma : the Chinese Communist Party's strategy for survival

Author: Bruce J Dickson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
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"Many observers predicted the collapse of the Chinese Communist Party following the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989, and again following the serial collapse of communist regimes behind the Iron Curtain. Their prediction, however, never proved true. Despite minor setbacks, China has experienced explosive economic growth and relative political stability ever since 1989. In The Dictator's Dilemma, eminent China
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Dickson, Bruce.
Dictator's Dilemma : The Chinese Communist Party's Strategy for Survival.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce J Dickson
ISBN: 9780190228569 0190228563 9780190228576 0190228571
OCLC Number: 951465512
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 352 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The Heavy Hand Of The State --
3. Mass Line For Modern Times --
4. Serving The People --
5. Generating Support --
6. Defining Democracy --
7. Will The Party Survive? --
Appendices.
Responsibility: Bruce J. Dickson, George Washington University.

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