Reform, Legitimacy, and Dilemmas - China's Politics and Society by Gungwu Wang
English | 2001 | ISBN: 981024441X | 375 Pages | PDF | 17 MB
How has China's post-Deng leadership governed the country? How have the changing social and political environments shifted the bases of political legitimacy?
What strategies has Jiang Zemin adopted to cope with new circumstances in order to strengthen his leadership? What are the challenges these new reform measures have generated for the leadership? And how have domestic concerns constrained the leadership's intention in China's foreign relations? These are some of the questions which this volume attempts to address. The authors agree that Jiang Zemin is not a man without any political initiative. He has struggled to establish his own style of leadership, and to strengthen the legitimacy of his leadership by setting forth new rules and institutions for political games and by finding new measures to cope with new challenges. This collection of articles shows the success Jiang and his colleagues have had in strengthening their leadership; how the different reform measures have strengthened Jiang's rule; and how the ongoing reform has created new challegnes for his regime.
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