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China III


This lecture goes over China's political system, how it has grown even as a communist country, and theories on what the future of China will be.

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University of Wisconsin, Madison
Polisci 106 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
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POLI SCI 106 1st Edition Lecture 21 Outline of Last Lecture 1 Formal State Institutions 2 Legislature 3 Executive 4 Communist Party 5 Party Structure 6 Party State Relations 7 Party State Relations Informal Politics 8 Challenges and Reforms 9 Challenges and Reforms Accountability Mechanisms 10 Challenges and Reforms Successions 11 Challenges and Reforms Building a Legal System 12 Challenges and Reforms Reforming the Economy Outline of Current Lecture 1 1949 2 East Europe Soviet Bloc CMEA 3 Future of China Current Lecture China III 1949 PRC Single Party CCP dictatorship authoritarian democratic authoritarian capitalism Mao Zedong died 1976 reform openness Deng Xiaoping Leninist command economy like North Korea and Cuba today East Asian development state total control totalitarian mobility money market population control prices hard vs soft authoritarianism state mercantilism Singapore authoritarian system that grew and did well unsustainable market Leninism These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute virtuous cycle resilient authoritarianism nationalistic legitimacy Americans have a hard time believing any non democratic and non capitalist system will be able to survive East Europe Soviet Bloc CMEA East Asian Leninism stable legitimate Meiji Japan unsustainable economy vested interests financial and property babbles shadow banking China argues that exports cannot keep growing at the previous rate ossification bubbles bust hard landing political crisis purifiers anti corruption anti foreign investments xenophobic populist Xi Jinping power concentration hard repression soft land slower stable growth conjuncture agency contingency Black Swans conjunction things that you can t predict happening human agency don t know how someone will act contingency things that happened that you couldn t imagine happening giatsu China is not going to democratize Future of China 1 Democratization Okesenberg Gilley 2 Latin Americanization vested elite interests get in way of elite growth of economy 3 Singapore 4 Stagnant Japan 5 Wilhelmine emperor of Germany Wilhelm right opulist chauvinism 6 China wins new Han Jang Qing Possibility of these things happening 1 less than 1 2 22 3 11 soft landing 4 17 hard landing 5 17 war possibility 6 33 based on political science variable spectrum of possibilities China in the middle paradigm framing how we frame the world political futures are uncertain most transitions are not from authoritarianism to democracy but from one type of authoritarianism to another or from one type of democracy to another freedoms inside China China is most unequal stable country in the world

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