Still an Era of Fragmented Authoritarian 1.0? A Probabilistic Crucial Case Analysis

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


Now that the concepts of authoritarian institutions and dictator’s growth curse have been properly given corresponding interpretations in China’s political context, this chapter adopts a probabilistic crucial case analysis to determine the composition of China’s sectoral players in the trade policy game and justifies my choice of who should and should not be included in it. It is precisely because of the analysis in this chapter that it makes sense for the narratives to zero in on the Communist Party of China central committee members’ promotion expectations within the hierarchy.


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

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