Centre and Province in the People's Republic of China
Sichuan and Guizhou, 1955-1965Book - 1986
According to common misconception the Chinese political system is highly centralized. One result of this widely accepted view is that China specialists have often neglected the study of decision-making as a process. Concentrating upon the neighbouring but contrasting provinces of Sichuan and Guizhou during the decade before the Cultural Revolution, this book examines the interaction between centre and province and, without adopting a 'centralist' or a 'pluralist' viewpoint, argues that a spatial dimension is of necessity part of the Chinese decision-making process. Particular attention is paid to the variability of this interaction over time.
Publisher: Cambridge : New York : Cambridge University Press, 1986
Characteristics: xi, 257 p. : ill. ; 22 cm