Governing the “Constitutional Vacuum” – Federalism, Rule of Law, and Politburo Politics in China

@inproceedings{Li2019GoverningT,
  title={Governing the “Constitutional Vacuum” – Federalism, Rule of Law, and Politburo Politics in China},
  author={Ling Li and Wenzhang Zhou},
  year={2019}
}
By focusing on the underlit corners of authoritarian governance in China, this article challenges the thesis that constitutions matter to authoritarian regimes because they provide solutions for problems of governance. We argue to the contrary: the constitution appeals to the Chinese Communist Party (the Party or the ccp) because it does not provide solutions to fundamental issues of governance. Instead, such issues are kept out of the constitution so that they can be addressed by the Party… 
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