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The party and the people : Chinese politics in the 21st century, Bruce J. Dickson

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The party and the people : Chinese politics in the 21st century
Title
The party and the people
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Chinese politics in the 21st century
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Bruce J. Dickson
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eng
Summary
"Since 1949, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has maintained an unrivaled grip over the country. Despite economic calamity, widespread social upheaval, and even violence against its own people, the party has overseen the fastest economic growth in history and only strengthened its hold on power. How has it achieved this, and how exactly does the party and the government function? What is political life like for the people of China, and how has this changed over the decades of the party's rule? Is democracy on the horizon? These are some of the questions that animate Bruce Dickson's exploration of Chinese politics today. At the core of the party's practices is a dual approach--repression when faced with existential, political threats, and responsiveness when faced with more localized economic or social unrest. Yet while the regime is responsive to a degree often unacknowledged by international observers, ultimately it is not accountable to the public. The opportunity for the public to chose leaders is limited to very local levels, and it is the party itself that chooses when to compromise and when to repress. Dickson uses this lens to illuminate a number of key questions: How are leaders chosen and how are policies made? When is protest and civic engagement allowed, and when is it suppressed? Acknowledging that the inner workings of the party remain shrouded in secrecy, Dickson draws from the full landscape of sources available to lay out what we know and what the future may hold as Xi's rule extends and takes an increasingly repressive approach to governing"--
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Dickson, Bruce J.,
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illustrations
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non fiction
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  • Zhongguo gong chan dang
  • Zhongguo gong chan dang
  • Political parties
  • Political leadership
  • Political planning
  • China
  • Political leadership
  • Political parties
  • Political planning
  • Politics and government
  • China
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The party and the people : Chinese politics in the 21st century, Bruce J. Dickson
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
What keeps the party in power? -- How are leaders chosen? -- How are policies made? -- Does China have a civil society? -- Do political protests threaten political stability? -- Why does the party fear religion? -- How nationalistic is China? -- Will China become democratic?
Control code
1193067056
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 315 pages
Isbn
9780691186641
Lccn
2020032357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1193067056
Label
The party and the people : Chinese politics in the 21st century, Bruce J. Dickson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What keeps the party in power? -- How are leaders chosen? -- How are policies made? -- Does China have a civil society? -- Do political protests threaten political stability? -- Why does the party fear religion? -- How nationalistic is China? -- Will China become democratic?
Control code
1193067056
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 315 pages
Isbn
9780691186641
Lccn
2020032357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1193067056

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