The Chinese State in the Era of Economic Reform

The Road to Crisis

  • Gordon White

Part of the Studies on the Chinese Economy book series (STCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

  3. The Economic Role of the State

  4. Politics and the National State

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Donald C. Clarke
      Pages 190-211
  5. Decentralisation and the Local State

  6. State and Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Elisabeth J. Croll
      Pages 295-317
    3. Daniel Kelliher
      Pages 318-341
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 342-345

About this book


An assessment of the impact of the post-Mao market-orientated reforms in China on the Chinese state and its relations with economy and society. It investigates the political and social consequences of an economic strategy which aims to introduce markets into a centrally-planned socialist economy.


development political economy privatization reforms

Editors and affiliations

  • Gordon White
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Development StudiesUniversity of SussexUK

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