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The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century

Stein Ringen


The Chinese system is like no other known to man, now or in history. This book explains how the system works and where it may be moving. Drawing on Chinese and international sources, on extensive collaboration with Chinese scholars, and on the political science of state analysis, the author concludes that under the new leadership of Xi Jinping, the system of government has been transformed into a new regime radically harder and more ideological than the legacy of Deng Xiaoping. China is less strong economically and more dictatorial politically than the world has wanted to believe. By analysi ... More

Keywords: Political Science, China, Elite politics, Welfare State, Xi Jinping, Deng Xiaoping, Comparative politics, Socialist market economy, Corruption, Party state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9789888208937
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208937.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stein Ringen, author
University of Oxford

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