Western Transitology and Chinese Reality: Some Preliminary Thoughts

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    Abstract

    It is the object of considerable debate in Western scholarship whether an authoritarian political order dominated by a strong communist party can continue to exist in China given the many challenges stemming from internal reform and the impact of globalization. Will China eventually turn democratic and will the communist party become obsolete and disappear, just as has happened in many other former communist countries. There seems to be a general consensus that Chinese political system is bound to change, but there is no agreement as to the direction and form of change...
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
    PublisherAsia Research Centre. Copenhagen Business School
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011
    SeriesCopenhagen Discussion Papers
    Number38
    ISSN0904-8626

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