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Dilemmas of pluralist development and democratization in China


He, B, Dilemmas of pluralist development and democratization in China, Democratization, 3, (3) pp. 287-305. ISSN 1743-890X (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/13510349608403480


This article argues that the Western concept of pluralism, with some qualifications, can be applied to Chinese cultural, economic and political development, analyses the dilemmas of the reform process so far, and evaluates future possibilities. It examines the formation and limitations of cultural and economic pluralism, and their significance for party pluralism in China. The new 'arts of rule' that have been employed by the Chinese government to reconcile diversity and plurality with unity and stability, are also outlined.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Political science not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:He, B (Associate Professor Baogang He)
ID Code:6803
Year Published:1996
Deposited By:Government
Deposited On:1996-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-16

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