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To govern China : evolving practices of power

Author: Vivienne Shue; Patricia M Thornton
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
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How, practically speaking, is the Chinese polity - as immense and fissured as it has now become - actually being governed today? Some analysts highlight signs of 'progress' in the direction of more liberal, open, and responsive rule. Others dwell instead on the many remaining 'obstacles' to a hoped-for democratic transition. Drawing together cutting-edge research from an international panel of experts, this volume  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
To govern China.
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017012402
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vivienne Shue; Patricia M Thornton
ISBN: 9781107193529 1107193524 9781108153584 1108153585 9781108131858 1108131859 1316643166 9781316643167
OCLC Number: 1009077788
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cultural governance in contemporary China : "re-orienting" party propaganda / Elizabeth J. Perry --
China's core executive : pursuing national agendas in a fragmented polity / Sebastian Heilmann --
Maps, dreams, and trails to heaven : envisioning a future Chinese nation-space / Vivienne Shue --
"Mass supervision" and the bureaucratization of governance in China / Joel Andreas and Yige Dong --
Shared fictions and informal politics in China / Robert P. Weller --
Seeing like a grassroots state : producing power and instability in China's bargained authoritarianism / Ching Kwan Lee and Yong Hong Zhang --
Finding China's urban : bargained land conversions, local assemblages, and fragmented urbanization / Luigi Tomba --
Governing from the middle? : understanding the making of China's middle classes / Jean-Louis Rocca --
A new urban underclass? : making and managing "vulnerable groups" in contemporary China / Patricia M. Thornton --
The policy innovation imperative : changing techniques for governing China's local governors / Christian Göbel and Thomas Heberer.
Responsibility: edited by Vivienne Shue, University of Oxford ; Patricia M. Thornton, University of Oxford.


This thought-provoking reappraisal of China's political system and its inner workings combines cutting-edge research by an international, inter-disciplinary panel of senior specialists with a  Read more...


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'How is China ruled? This inspired book takes us beyond simple answers (growth, repression, nationalism) deep into the governing techniques, logics, and ideas of the central state and local Read more...

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