Xi Jinping and the End of Chinese Exceptionalism

  title={Xi Jinping and the End of Chinese Exceptionalism},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Alexander D{\"u}ben},
  journal={Problems of Post-Communism},
  pages={111 - 128}
China watchers have long speculated whether Beijing is developing a genuinely new, exceptionally dynamic form of authoritarian governance. Recent developments suggest, however, that the Communist leadership under Xi Jinping is reverting to an orthodox form of personalist authoritarianism. This process accelerated in the run-up to the Nineteenth Communist Party Congress in 2017 and in its aftermath. The article investigates the extent to which Xi has eliminated key political norms and quasi… 
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