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Politics and Development of Contemporary China

Economic Growth and Endogenous Authoritarian Institutions in Post-Reform China

Authors: Tung, Hans

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  • The first systematic study of China’s authoritarian institutions and their change during Xi Jinping’s first term
  • Answers important questions about the trajectory of China’s authoritarian institutional change during the post-reform era
  • Critically examines the current literatures on comparative authoritarianism and political economy of China
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This book analyzes the dynamic political economy of authoritarian institutions in China and attempts to answer the following questions: What is the significance of China's authoritarian institutions and the changes Xi Jinping has brought to them? Why did the Chinese elites go along with the changes that affected them negatively? Through these questions, the author unravels the mechanics of authoritarian resilience as well as its dynamics. The work reviews both literatures on China studies and comparative authoritarianism to introduce a general framework for analyzing authoritarian institutional change under dictatorships.

About the authors

Hans H. Tung is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Research Associate of the Center for Research in Econometric Theory and Applications at National Taiwan University, Taiwan.

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“Whether for those disbelieving without a formal model or simply wishing for a delightfully coherent analysis of China's precarious decision structure, particularly related to the topical issue of trade policy, Professor Tung's book is a gratifying read.” (Gary H. Jefferson, Carl Marks Professor of International Trade and Finance, Brandeis University, USA)

“It is rare for any book to address multiple theoretical puzzles simultaneously.  Yet, Professor Tung's book has done so with great finesse and rigor, and provides new theoretical insights on the impact of growth on authoritarian stability and dictators' divide and conquer strategy.  It is not to be missed by students of political economy and comparative politics.” (Victor C. Shih, Associate Professor of Political Economy, UC San Diego, USA, and author of Factions and Finance in China: Elite Conflict and Inflation (2007))

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $59.99
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Hardcover $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-04827-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economic Growth and Endogenous Authoritarian Institutions in Post-Reform China
Authors
Series Title
Politics and Development of Contemporary China
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04828-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04828-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04827-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 279
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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