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Bureaucracy, Politics, and Decision Making in Post-Mao China (Studies on China #14)

Kenneth G. Lieberthal (Editor), David M. Lampton (Editor)


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Using a model of "fragmented authoritarianism," this volume sharpens our view of the inner workings of the Chinese bureaucracy. The contributors' interviews with politically well-placed bureaucrats and scholars, along with documentary and field research, illuminate the bargaining and maneuvering among officials on the national, provincial, and local levels.

Nina P. Halpern
Carol Lee Hamrin
David M. Lampton
Kenneth G. Lieberthal
Melanie Manion
Barry Naughton
Lynne Paine
Jonathan D. Pollack
Susan L. Shirk
Paul E. Schroeder
Andrew G. Walder
David Zweig
This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1992.

University of California Press, 9780520301498, 392pp.

Publication Date: May 4, 2018

About the Author

Kenneth Lieberthal is a senior fellow emeritus in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. He is the coauthor of Policy Making in China. David M. Lampton is Hyman Professor and Director of SAIS-China and China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, having also served as Dean of Faculty from 2004-2012.