Politics in China Since 1949: Legitimizing Authoritarian Rule

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Since the victory of the 1949 revolution the incumbency of the Chinese Communist Party has been characterized by an almost relentless struggle to legitimize its monopoly on political power. During the Mao era, attempts to derive legitimacy focused primarily on mass participation in political affairs, a blend of Marxist and nationalist ideology, and the charismatic authority of Mao Zedong. The dramatic failure of the Cultural Revolution forced the post-Mao leadership to discard these discredited paradigms of legitimacy and ...

Politics in China since 1949: Legitimizing Authoritarian Rule 2013, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415512459

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Politics in China since 1949: Legitimizing Authoritarian Rule 2013, Routledge, London

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Politics in China Since 1949: Legitimizing Authoritarian Rule 2006, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415391092

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