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Corporatism, civil society and democratisation in the People's Republic of China
China Report
  • Yiu Chung WONG, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • Che Po CHAN, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Document Type
Journal article
Publication Date
5-1-2002
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.

DOI
10.1177/000944550203800204
E-ISSN
0973063X
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Wong, Y.-c., & Chan, C.-p. (2002). Corporatism, civil society and democratisation in the People's Republic of China. China Report, 38(2), 233-257. doi: 10.1177/000944550203800204