Lecture 19

Lecture 19 - China - The challenge that the communist party...

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China - The challenge that the communist party faces in Russia - Closely connected with the Soviet case o What did the Chinese learn from the Soviets? - China has sough to maintain democratic centralism while they have liberalised the economic area” - The importance of democratic centralism o Formal institutions of government o Party leaders and officials run the hsow o The problem is that the composition of the party itself has changed shince the 1980s - The party has allowed new members,, so while th eparty continues to have a large influence, It has expanded to the point that there are over 60 million members o It become sipmossible to satisfy everyone - The reformers have broadened th epolitical representation in the party to entrepreneurs - Paradox:the party has chosen to embrace the very social class they were created to destroy - The first challenge that the party faces is the succession of elites - Three kinds of succession: o 1. Norms of succession o 2. Merit – should it be merit or promotion? o
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