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Authoritarian Institutions, China Style

  • Hans H. TungEmail author
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Part of the Politics and Development of Contemporary China book series (PDCC)

Abstract

This chapter places the ideas of authoritarian institutions as well as the power-sharing scheme in the Chinese context. The analysis not only helps us understand how China’s authoritarian institutions were initially designed by Deng Xiaoping and how they structured the elite’s/bureaucrats’ incentives, but also, more crucially, sheds light on how the dictator’s growth curse transpired in China’s institutional/political landscape. It lays the groundwork for the following case study on China’s trade policymaking, where I provide more detailed narratives on how the authoritarian institutions determined the resource allocations related to international trade and the economic growth gave rise to the centrifugal effect on the dictator–elite relationship.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political Science/Center for Research in Econometric Theory and ApplicationsNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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