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China's Trapped Transition

The Limits of Developmental Autocracy

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China's Trapped Transition by Minxin Pei
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The rise of China as a great power is one of the most important developments in the twenty-first century. But despite dramatic economic progress, China's prospects remain uncertain. 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. Pei casts doubt on three central explanations for why China's strategy works: sustained economic development will lead to political liberalization and democratization; gradualist economic transition is a strategy superior to the "shock therapy" prescribed for the former Soviet Union; and a neo-authoritarian developmental state is essential to economic take-off. Pei argues that because the Communist Party must retain significant economic control to ensure its political survival, gradualism will ultimately fail. The lack of democratic reforms in China has led to pervasive corruption and a breakdown in political accountability. What has emerged is a decentralized predatory state in which local party bosses have effectively privatized the state's authority. Collusive corruption is widespread and governance is deteriorating. Instead of evolving toward a full market economy, China is trapped in partial economic and political reforms. Combining powerful insights with empirical research, China's Trapped Transition offers a provocative assessment of China's future as a great power.

Author Biography

Minxin Pei is Tom and Margot Pritzker '72 Professor of Government and Roberts Fellow, and the director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College.
Release date Australia
March 4th, 2008
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
7 tables
Imprint
Harvard University Press
Pages
308
Dimensions
155x235x19
ISBN-13
9780674027541
Product ID
2465011

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