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Title Choosing China's leaders / edited by Chien-Wen Kou and Xiaowei Zang
Imprint Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2014
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 人文社會聯圖  JQ1516 .C46 2014    DUE 10-04-23    30650020051971
Descript xii, 166 pages ; 25 cm
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Series Routledge studies on China in transition ; 46
Routledge studies on China in transition ; 46
Note "Political elites are a key topic in contemporary China studies, and have been investigated in relation to factional politics, generation politics, technocracy, and crucially, institutionalization. The institutionalization of elite replacement began in China in the 1980s and quickly accelerated after the early 1990s, as mechanisms emerged to regulate political elites' entry and exit, including age limits, term limits, and step-by-step promotion. By examining the various processes of elite selection, this book explores the role played by institutionalization in elite recruitment, promotion and turnover in China. While existing studies have developed our understanding of Chinese elite politics, two key puzzles regarding institutionalisation remain. Although institutionalisation is recognised as an important trend in Chinese politics, there is as yet no theoretical framework to explain the forces that have brought about and sustained this. Further, it is unclear how the process of institutionalisation has impacted on factional politics, and how factions would continue to operate within the parameters of formal politics. Drawing on a wide range of studies, this book looks at Politburo members, senior People's Liberation Army officers, provincial leaders, heads of major central state-owned enterprises, and Youth League affiliates, to provide a comprehensive understanding of elite recruitment and mobility in contemporary China. This book will be of great interests to students and scholars of Chinese politics and government, Chinese studies and Asian politics more broadly"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Political leadership -- China
China -- Politics and government
Elite (Social science) -- China
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Leadership. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National. bisacsh
Alt Author Kou, Jianwen, 1964- editor of compilation
Zang, Xiaowei, editor of compilation
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