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Palgrave Macmillan

Governance and Politics of China

Third Edition

Edition 3rd edition
ISBN 9780230279926
Publication Date December 2010
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Comparative Government and Politics

Lavish spectacles such as the Beijing Olympics and Expo 2010 have raised China's global profile and echoed predictions of a rise to the position of a major world actor. Yet moves towards a market-based economy, together with the global recession, have exacerbated a number of political and social challenges for the Chinese government. The tensions between communist and capitalist identities continue to divide society.

The People's Republic is now over sixty years old – an appropriate juncture at which to reassess the state of contemporary Chinese politics. In this substantially revised third edition, Saich delivers a thorough introduction to all aspects of politics and governance in post-Mao China, taking full account of the changes of the Seventeenth Party Congress and Eleventh National People's Congress. Recent political, economic and social developments are also examined.

TONY SAICH is Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government and Director of the Ash Centre for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard University, USA. He has spent many years in China and currently runs various training programs for senior Chinese government officials.  He has published widely on Chinese contemporary history and politics.

Introduction
Diversity Within Unity
China's Changing Road to Development, 1949-78
China Under Reform, 1978-2010
The Chinese Communist Party
The Central Governing Apparatus
Governance Beyond the Centre
Political Participation and Protest
The Chinese State and Society
Economic Policy
Social Policy
Foreign Policy
China's Future Challenges

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Reviews of the previous editions:
'[An] excellent introductory text...insightful, readable, and well-crafted. In style and in substance this is a landmark book that ought to be considered by every teacher looking for an informative and lively way to introduce...Chinese politics.' - Roy F. Grow, Journal of Asian Studies
'Tony Saich has given us a very useful and accessible textbook...[which] compares favourably with the available alternatives... but he has also given us quite a bit more. One comes away impressed by the detail and sophistication of the work.' - Stanley Rosen, China Journal
'Delving deep beneath the institutional façade of China's formal political structures and processes, Tony Saich describes how China is actually governed on the ground. Combining scholarly analysis with personal insights he has produced a lively, readable study of China's profound - and profoundly painful - transition from Mao to Market. Its title alone suggests that this is a textbook of a different stripe.' - Richard Baum, University of California, USA
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