Political Change in China: Comparisons with Taiwan

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-11-15
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner
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How might China become a democracy? And what lessons, if any, might Taiwan's experience of democratization hold for China's future? The authors of this volume consider these questions, both through comparisons of Taiwan's historical experience with the current period of economic and social change in the PRC, and through more focused analysis of China's current, and possible future, politics.

Table of Contents

Comparing and Rethinking Political Change in China and Taiwanp. 1
Civil Society and the State
The Evolution of Political Valuesp. 27
Intellectual Pluralism and Dissentp. 49
Religion and the Emergence of Civil Societyp. 79
Business Groups: For or Against the Regime?p. 95
Regime Responses
Responsive Authoritarianismp. 117
Developing the Rule of Lawp. 135
Competitive Electionsp. 161
International Pressures and Domestic Pushbackp. 185
Looking Forward
Taiwan's Democratic Transition: A Model for China?p. 215
Why China's Democratic Transition Will Differ from Taiwan'sp. 243
Referencesp. 259
The Contributorsp. 291
Indexp. 295
About the Bookp. 309
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