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“Fragmented Authoritarianism 2.0”: Political Pluralization in the Chinese Policy Process
Traditional analyses of political liberalization in China focus on elections or other facets of democratization. But they cannot account for the fact that although China remains authoritarian, it isExpand
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China's Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation
China's Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation, by David Shambaugh. Washington: Woodrow Wilson Center Press; Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008. xvi + 234 pp. US$39.95/£23.95Expand
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China's “Soft” Centralization: Shifting Tiao/Kuai Authority Relations
This article analyses China's recent attempts to counter “local protectionism” and establish standardization in policy implementation and enforcement by centralizing a growing number of itsExpand
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The politics of piracy
The Politics of Piracy: Intellectual Property in Contemporary China. By Andrew C. Mertha. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2005. Pp. xvii+241. $32.50 cloth. Mertha's book The Politics of PiracyExpand
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Unbuilt Dams: Seminal Events and Policy Change in China, Australia, and the United States
Specific events can occasionally be described as turning points in the evolution of a par ticular public policy. Classic examples include the 1964 Civil Rights Act in American civil rights policy andExpand
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Patently Misleading: Partial Implementation and Bargaining Leverage in Sino-American Negotiations on Intellectual Property Rights
We develop a model of international negotiation in which states anticipate that the agreements they sign will only be partly implemented. The results differ significantly from theories of domesticExpand
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“Stressing Out”: Cadre Calibration and Affective Proximity to the CCP in Reform-era China
Might authoritarian one-party systems experience something akin to party identification – or affective proximity to the Party – that waxes and wanes over time? Such cycles do not centre on electionsExpand
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