The Role of Leadership in Political and Economic Transition in China

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The Communist Party of China represents a distinctive philosophy of leadership, one in which it tries to present itself as the key promoter of Chinese style modernity and the national mission to become a great, rich, and powerful country again. Contemporary Chinese leaders however have to operate in a territory laden with historic issues, with huge administrative responsibilities, and with challenges of mobilizing and gaining support from a vast, complex, and often fractious public. This chapter looks at the various ways leaders in China have tried to fulfill these often contradictory demands, while also attempting to remain true to their core ideological beliefs at a time when the country is undergoing rapid economic and social transformation.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationAsian Leadership in Policy and Governance
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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