Corporatism and civil society in the People’s Republic of China : empirical evidence and theoretical implications

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Abstract

This paper raises serious doubts about the theme that depicts “China as a corporatist system”, and argues that, although the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is truly loosening its control over the state enterprises, it still maintains its formal authority and is still playing a leading role in the industrial system. A clarification of the notion is timely in view of the conceptual ambiguity involved. Corporatism could be understood as a set of structures, which link society with the state; in other words, it could be studied as a broader problem of interrelationships between state and society.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherCentre for Asian Pacific Studies
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2000

Publication series

NameCentre for Asian Pacific Studies Working Paper Series
PublisherLingnan University
No.99

Bibliographical note

The interviews conducted in Beijing in this paper were funded by Lingnan University research grants.

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