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1 Society in the State : China ’ s Nondemocratic Political Pluralization

@inproceedings{Mertha20091SI,
  title={1 Society in the State : China ’ s Nondemocratic Political Pluralization},
  author={Andrew C. Mertha},
  year={2009}
}
In the 1990s, there was an attempt to graft onto China the civil society framework that emerged from the various “soft” revolutions in Eastern Europe that began in 1989. There were a number of good reasons for attempting to do so. First, if enough significant parallels could be identified, we would be able to leverage our understanding of these phenomena and make robust cross-sectional generalizations, even predictions. Second, from a normative standpoint, it certainly seemed that the political… 
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