Titel: Political Civilization and Modernization in China: The Political Context of China's Transformation
Herausgegeben von Yang Zhong, Shiping Hua
WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUB CO INC
Februar 2006 - gebunden - 330 Seiten
This volume is the first comprehensive study of China's ?political civilization? since the term was introduced by then Party Secretary Jiang Zemin in 2002. Selected among about 200 papers delivered at an international conference in Beijing in 2004, this collection of ten essays discusses the relations between ?political civilization? and political reform in China from the different perspectives of institution building, political culture, political theory, intra-party democracy, political participation, judiciary reform, legislative reform, and media reform. While the contributors are aware of the enormous difficulties China faces in reforming its political system and political culture, most are optimistic about the prospect of reform. Through theoretical discussions, institutional analysis and other empirical methods, prominent scholars, such as Brantly Womack, Weixing Chen, Yufan Hao and Jean-Pierre Cabestan, contribute to our understanding of Chinese politics in unique ways.
* The Essence of Promoting "Political Civilization" in China: Institution Building (W Chen) * Corruption and Institution-Building in Transitional China (Y Hao) * From Conflicts to Convergence: Modernity and the Changing Chinese Political Culture (B Guo) * Democratic Values among Chinese Peasantry: An Empirical Study (Y Zhong) * Democracy and the Governing Party: A Theoretical Perspective (B Womack) * Self-Reform within Authoritarian Regimes: Reallocations of Power in Contemporary China (S Richardson) * Political and Practical Obstacles to Reform of the Judiciary and the Establishment of a Rule of Law in China (J-P Cabestan) * Public Participation and the Democratization of Chinese Governance (J P Horsley) * Rights Consciousness, Economic Interests, and the 2003 District-Level People's Congress Elections in China: Middle-Class Motivations and Democratic Implications (X Wang) * The Role of Media in Democratization: Origins, Characteristics, and Implications of China's Public Forum TV Programs (J Hong)
"This collection of ten essays from about 200 conference papers by a competent team of scholars on Chinese politics carefully examines the relationship between political civilization and modernization in China from both the empirical and theoretical perspectives ... As a result, we have an insightful and well-researched volume for students of Chinese politics."Professor Joseph Y S ChengCity University of Hong Kong"Scholars and practitioners alike, who are concerned about China's development and East Asian stability, cannot afford to ignore this book. This volume will be equally valuable for scholars who focus their research on cross-region and cross-country comparative studies. The case of China can be placed in the context of either East Asian developmental models or Communist and Post-Communist development. Therefore, this book has my strong recommendation."Professor Quansheng ZhaoAmerican University, Washington"This edited volume is a timely reminder that China's political reform deserves just as much attention, for its absence would surely derail the country's economy and lead to regime decay and even collapse ... it represents a concrete step toward a better understanding of the unique and daunting challenges China is facing in its pursuit of political stability and economic prosperity. This book will therefore be a valuable read for both scholars and policy makers who are interested in contemporary Chinese politics."Pacific Affairs