Introduction: Leadership in a Changing China
In both systems succession involves ambition, conflict, the airing of issues, the eventual victory of one candidate over another, and policy change once the honeymoon interacts with the campaign experience. The essence of the process—its impact and its logic—would seem to be very similar, East and West.1
KeywordsForeign Policy World Trade Organization Chinese Communist Party Democratic Progressive Party Institution Building
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- 1.Valerie Bunce, Do New Leaders Make a Difference? Executive Succession and Public Policy under Capitalism and Socialism (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1981), p. 240.Google Scholar
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