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Title Political civilization and modernization in China : the political context of China's transformation / edited by Yang Zhong, Shiping Hua
Published Hackensack, NJ ; London : World Scientific, [2006]


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Description xii, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Series on contemporary China ; vol. 4
Series on contemporary China ; vol. 4
Contents Machine derived contents note: 1. The Essence of Promoting "Political Civilization" 11 -- in China: Institution Building -- Weixing Chen -- 2. Corruption and Institution-building in Transitional China 35 -- Yufan Hao -- 3. From Conflicts to Convergence: Modernity 69 -- and the Changing Chinese Political Culture -- Baogang Guo -- 4. Democratic Values among Chinese Peasantry: 95 -- An Empirical Study -- Yang Zhong -- 5. Democracy and the Governing Party O(iArk): 121 -- A Theoretical Perspective -- Brantly Womack -- 6. Self-Reform within Authoritarian Regimes: Reallocations 149 -- of Power in Contemporary China -- Sophie Richardson -- 7. Political and Practical Obstacles to Reform of the Judiciary 175 -- and the Establishment of a Rule of Law in China -- Jean-Pierre Cabestan -- 8. Public Participation and the Democratization 207 -- of Chinese Governance -- Jamie P. Horsley -- 9. Rights Consciousness, Economic Interests, and the 2003 251 -- District-level People's Congress Elections in China: -- Middle-Class Motivations and Democratic Implications -- Xinsong Wang -- 10. The Role of Media in Democratization: Origins, 289 -- Characteristics, and Implications of China's Public Forum -- TV Programs -- Junhao Hong
Summary "This volume is the first comprehensive study of China's "political civilization" since the term was introduced by then Party Secretary Jiang Zemin in 2002. Selected among about 200 papers delivered at an international conference in Beijing in 2004, this collection of ten essays discusses the relations between "political civilization" and political reform in China from the different perspectives of institution building, political culture, political theory, intra-party democracy, political participation, judiciary reform, legislative reform, and media reform. While the contributors are aware of the enormous difficulties China faces in reforming its political system and political culture, most are optimistic about the prospect of reform. Through theoretical discussions, institutional analysis and other empirical methods, prominent scholars, such as Brandy Womack, Weixing Chen, Yufan Hao and Jean-Pierre Cabestan, contribute to our understanding of Chinese politics in unique ways."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Political civilization
Political modernization
China's transformation
Political civilization
Political modernization
China's transformation
Notes Papers delivered at the international conference "Political Civilization and Modernization in China : the Political Context of China's Transformation," held in Beijing on June 11-12, 2004
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Political culture -- China -- Congresses.
Democracy -- China -- Congresses.
China -- Politics and government -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Kongress
Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Zhong, Yang, 1960-
Hua, Shiping, 1956-
LC no. 2005051423
ISBN 9812565027 alkaline paper