Week 6-2 Regime Support (1)

Week 6-2 Regime Support (1) - However, economic growth has...

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POLC 3020: Week 6 (2) Regime Support in China Sept. 29, 2010
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Despite its remarkable modernization and legitimacy crisis, why have political changes not taken place in China? Why is the Chinese regime relatively stable? In other words, how has China been able to achieve rapid economic growth with little political liberalization? Question
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Economic Development and Democracy “Modernity breeds stability, but modernization breeds instability.” Samuel Huntington Economic growth, development, and globalization will lead to a more liberal and democratic China because it would increasingly drive national economic and political system converged toward the ideal combination of a market economy and a liberal democratic political system.
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Unformatted text preview: However, economic growth has contributed to the stability of authoritarian rule in China. The Outcomes of Economic Reform Positive Results of Economic Reform The growth of GDP per capita The increase of the standard of living Negative Results of Economic Reform Income gap b/w regions, occupations, and industries Massive unemployment Corruption among local officials and enterprise managers Sociopolitical Consequences of Reform Inequality Interregional & Intraregional Inequality Income Inequality in Selected Countries 17 22 22 23 25 27 28 31 38 39 48 China81 Russia93 Japan79 Germany89 India94 Egypt91 US94 Nigeria92 China98 Mexico92 Brazil95 % total income by top 10% richest...
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