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Democracy in China

The Coming Crisis

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$47.00 • £37.95 • €42.50

ISBN 9780674238183

Publication Date: 11/19/2019

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432 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • Preface
  • Introduction: A Prudential Approach to Democracy
  • I. The Legitimation Crisis
    • 1. Legitimacy and Performance
    • 2. The Question of Regime Perpetuation
  • II. The Democratic Challenge
    • 3. The Case for Democracy
    • 4. Democracy and the Self-Protection of Society
    • 5. Contradictions and Arrested Transitions
    • 6. Democratic Preparation
  • III. The International and Hong Kong Dimensions
    • 7. Democracy at Home and Legitimacy around the World
    • 8. Two Systems, One Democratic Future
  • Concluding Reflections
  • Notes
  • Index

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