Reform and the Non-State Economy in China

The Political Economy of Liberalization Strategies

Authors: Lai, H.

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Built on rich data analyses, this book offers a fresh and in-depth explanation of how China's pro-reform leaders successfully launched controversial policies to promote private and foreign economic sectors, managed leadership conflict, and ensured reform in the provinces and rapid growth in the nation.

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HONGYI HARRY LAI is a research fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore.

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"To the by-now standard insights that China's economic reform has succeeded by its decentralized and gradualist approach, Hongyi Lai adds the crucial insight that Chinese leaders chose carefully, and by criteria we can now identify, where to initiate reforms. Not all coastal provinces were first encouraged to experiment with reforms, nor were all sectors involved. By identifying and explaining how Deng and his associates chose their targets and sustained a reform-tolerating coalition at the top, Lai adds immeasurably to comparativists' understanding of just how the 'Chinese miracle' was crafted. To all students who pursue the pressing moral question of how countries can be lifted rapidly out of poverty, Lai offers compelling and important new answers.Lai's detailed, in-depth and utterly convincing analysis of this crucial case supplies the crucial complement to the great debates and theories of scholars like Easterly, Sachs, and Stiglitz."

- Ronald Rogowski, Interim Vice Provost, Director of the Center for International Relations, Professor of Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles"How did China's political leaders manage to introduce and sustain market reforms and opening? This study helps answer this important question by exploring the interconnections between economics and politics. It is a valuable contribution to the literature on China's reforms." - Susan L. Shirk, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego"Hongyi Lai has produced a wonderful study of China's reform process, stressing the way in which leadership strategies and divisions shaped the growth of the economy. It was leadership, Lai argues, that led China out of the Maoist wilderness and into a period of sustained growth. Divisions within the leadership generated ups and downs in the course of reform, but ultimately it was Deng Xiaoping, who, in the course of adopting strategies to moderate this conflict, found a way to move forward incrementally, minimizing conservative opposition. This book is an important contribution to our understanding of the political economy reform." - Joseph Fewsmith, Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University


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Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reform and the Non-State Economy in China
Book Subtitle
The Political Economy of Liberalization Strategies
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-312-37616-1
DOI
10.1057/9780312376161
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-7418-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-53475-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 294
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