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Legitimacy, the Arts of Rule and Civil Society

  • Baogang He

Abstract

If Eastern Europe has undergone a major political-cultural change characteristic of the transition from the Party’s self-legitimation to civil society (Palma, 1991), such a transition has gone half way in China. There are signs that Deng’s regime, while shy of the term ‘civil society’, has already used the state—civil society schema as a new source of legitimation and a basis of a new art of rule, although it has confined civil society to the economic area.

Keywords

Civil Society Political Opposition Opposition Group Party Secretary Supreme Power 
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© Baogang He 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Baogang He
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of TasmaniaHobartAustralia

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