Decentralized Authoritarianism in China: The Communist Party's Control of Local Elites in the Post-Mao Era (Paperback)
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Decentralized Authoritarianism in China: The Communist Party's Control of Local Elites in the Post-Mao Era (Paperback)

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Paperback 316 Pages / Published: 19/07/2012
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China, like many authoritarian regimes, struggles with the tension between the need to foster economic development by empowering local officials and the regime's imperative to control them politically. Landry explores how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) manages local officials in order to meet these goals and perpetuate an unusually decentralized authoritarian regime. Using unique data collected at the municipal, county, and village level, Landry examines in detail how the promotion mechanisms for local cadres have allowed the CCP to reward officials for the development of their localities without weakening political control. His research shows that the CCP's personnel management system is a key factor in explaining China's enduring authoritarianism and proves convincingly that decentralization and authoritarianism can work hand in hand.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107405240
Number of pages: 316
Weight: 470 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... the book is rich in empirical data and the analysis provides an interesting insight into the CCP's cadre management system.' Europe-Asia Studies
'For anyone interested in understanding China's enduring authoritarianism and the mechanisms that hold the system together and yet create mobility among key political actors, this book is a must-read. It represents a major contribution to the field of China studies, but will also be of interest to neighbouring social science disciplines.' Journal of China Quarterly

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