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作者 Dickson, Bruce J., author
書名 The dictator's dilemma : the Chinese Communist Party's strategy for survival / Bruce J. Dickson, George Washington University
出版項 New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
國際標準書號 9780190228552 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  JQ1519.A5 D5289 2016    在架上    30650020064420
 人社中心  JQ1519.A5 D5289 2016    在架上    30560400637283
說明 xii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
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附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-339) and index
" Many observers predicted the collapse of the Chinese Communist Party following the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989, and again following the serial collapse of communist regimes behind the Iron Curtain. Their prediction, however, never proved true. Despite minor setbacks, China has experienced explosive economic growth and relative political stability ever since 1989. In The Dictator's Dilemma, eminent China scholar Bruce Dickson provides a comprehensive explanation for regime's continued survival and prosperity. Dickson contends that the popular media narrative of the party's impending implosion ignores some basic facts. The regime's policies may generate resentment and protest, but the CCP still enjoys a surprisingly high level of popular support. Nor is the party is not cut off from the people it governs. It consults with a wide range of specialists, stakeholders, and members of the general public in a selective yet extensive manner. Further, it tolerates and even encourages a growing and diverse civil society, even while restricting access to it. Today, the majority of Chinese people see the regime as increasingly democratic even though it does not allow political competition and its leaders are not accountable to the electorate. In short, while the Chinese people may prefer change, they prefer that it occurs within the existing political framework. In reaching this conclusion, Dickson draws upon original public opinion surveys, interviews, and published materials to explain why there is so much popular support for the regime. This basic stability is a familiar story to China specialists, but not to those whose knowledge of contemporary China is limited to the popular media. The Dictator's Dilemma, an engaging synthesis of how the CCP rules and its future prospects, will enlighten both audiences, and will be essential for anyone interested in understanding China's increasing importance in world politics"-- Provided by publisher
"In The Dictator's Dilemma, eminent China scholar Bruce Dickson explains in highly accessible prose why the Communist Party regime has survived and prospered, despite constant predictions of its weakening and demise"-- Provided by publisher
Introduction: The CCP's strategy for survival -- The heavy hand of the state -- Mass line for modern times -- Serving the people -- Generating support -- Defining democracy -- Will the party survive?
鏈接 Online version: 9780190228569
主題 Zhongguo gong chan dang
Political stability -- China
Public opinion -- China
China -- Politics and government -- 1976-2002
China -- Politics and government -- 2002-
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General. bisacsh
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