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The Chinese Party-State in the 21st Century : Adaptation and the Reinvention of Legitimacy - Andre Laliberte

The Chinese Party-State in the 21st Century

Adaptation and the Reinvention of Legitimacy

By: Andre Laliberte (Editor)

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As the Chinese Communist Party continues to move away from socialism, it faces a growing number of challenges to the claim that it represents the sole legitimate governing body in China. In order to reaffirm itself as the most effective force for keeping the country together, the CCP has adapted to contemporary political conundrums in a variety of ways.

Rejecting pessimistic perspectives which predict an erosion of state power or naive optimism that state-society relations will evolve towards a Western-style pluralist democracy in the foreseeable future, the contributions to this volume explore many ways in which the CCP selectively adapts to the challenges that have arisen from its strategy of rapid economic growth at the expense of political reform, in order to maintain its authority and relevance. Examining trends such as the reliance on religious charities originating from outside the PRC, the revival of local governance in urban settings, the passing of legislation for workers, or the multiplication of environmental non-governmental organizations, this book tackles the question of whether the Chinese government can overcome these challenges.

The Chinese Party-State in the 21st Century: Adaptation and the Reinvention of Legitimacy will appeal to students and scholars of Chinese politics, Asian politics, comparative politics and political sociology.

The issue of challenges to the legitimacy of CCP rule / Andr?? Lalibert?? and Marc Lanteigne -- New modes of urban governance: building community/Shequ in post-Danwei china / Xu Feng -- Chinese labour law in retrospect: efficiency and flexibility legitimized / H??l??ne Piquet -- Shifting power relations: state-ENGO relations in China / Jonathan Schwartz -- "Harmonious society," "peaceful unification" and the dilemmas raised by Taiwanese philanthropy / Andr?? Lalibert?? -- The Hong Kong special administrative region: implications for world order / Susan Henders -- The uses of the past: history and legitimacy / Diana Lary -- The "Beijing consensus" and China's quest for legitimacy on the international stage / Charles Burton -- The developmentalism/globalisation conundrum in Chinese governance / Marc lanteigne.

ISBN: 9780203933275
ISBN-10: 0203933273
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 14th December 2007