China Tomorrow: Democracy or Dictatorship?

Jean-Pierre CABESTAN

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Arguing against conventional wisdom, this important book makes a compelling case for the continuing strength of China’s one-party system. Many analysts have predicted that China’s unprecedented economic development and middle-class expansion would lead to a liberalization of its political regime and a move toward democracy. Instead, leading scholar Jean-Pierre Cabestan contends that the Chinese Communist Party will continue to adapt and prosper in the coming decades, representing a growing challenge to all democracies. Influenced by China’s traditional culture and even more so by the regime’s Soviet ideology, institutions, and modus operandi, most Chinese are not pushing for democracy, choosing security, stability and prosperity over political freedoms and participation.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRowman & Littlefield
Number of pages218
ISBN (Electronic)9781538129593
ISBN (Print)9781538129579, 9781538129586
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019


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