China's Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy (Google eBook)

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Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - History - 308 pages
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In a book sure to provoke debate, Minxin Pei examines the sustainability of the Chinese Communist Party's reform strategy--pursuing pro-market economic policies under one-party rule. Combining powerful insights with empirical research, China's Trapped Transitio offers a provocative assessment of China's future as a great power.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Why Transitions get Trapped A Theoretical Framework
17
Democratizing China?
45
Rent Protection and Dissipation The Dark Side of Gradualism
96
Transforming the State From Developmental to Predatory
132
Chinas Mounting Governance Deficits
167
Conclusion
206
Reported Cases of Local Mafia States
219
Notes
223
Acknowledgments
279
Index
281
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About the author (2009)

Minxin Pei is Tom and Margot Pritzker rsquo;72 Professor of Government and Roberts Fellow, and the director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College.

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