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Dissecting China’s Rise: Controversies over the China Model

Xiaoshuo Hou
p. 61-67

Abstract

The recent discussion of a “Beijing Consensus” and a China model seems to challenge neoliberalism as the dominating discourse on development. This paper attempts to explain the contradictions in China’s development and discusses whether and how they can be redressed. Specifically, the paper analyses the key issues around the debate over the China model – how distinctive it is and whether it can be replicated elsewhere, and what real lessons can be drawn from China’s rise. It proposes a more nuanced view of the economic, social, and political structures in China with a focus on its mixed economy, the role of the state at both the central and local levels, and the possibility of Chinese-style democracy. It also offers suggestions for improving the China model.

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Xiaoshuo Hou, « Dissecting China’s Rise: Controversies over the China Model », China Perspectives [Online], 2014/2 | 2014, Online since 01 January 2017, connection on 28 April 2017. URL : http://chinaperspectives.revues.org/6484

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About the author

Xiaoshuo Hou

Xiaoshuo Hou is Assistant Professor of Sociology at St. Lawrence University and received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Boston University.St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY 13617, USA (xhou@stlawu.edu).

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