Globalization, international coalitions, and domestic reform
Breslin, Shaun. (2004) Globalization, international coalitions, and domestic reform. Critical Asian Studies, Vol.36 (No.4). pp. 657-675. ISSN 1467-2715
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1467271042000273293
This article considers the impact of China's insertion into the global political economy on the nature of political power in China. It argues that for most of the period of the transition from socialism, state leaders attempted to protect domestic interests where possible from the perceived detrimental impacts of globalization. However, China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) marked a key shift in this strategy. Through the creation of an international coalition for reform, key state leaders used WTO entry as a tool to enforce change on reluctant domestic constituents, rather than the earlier strategy of protecting them from competition and change. While domestic reform efforts have been responsible for many of the changes to the Chinese regime, external actors and interests have also played an important role in altering the fundamentals of politics in the People's Republic of China, and in particular, changing the raison d'tre of Communist Party rule.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||China -- Politics and government, China -- Foreign relations, World Trade Organization|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Critical Asian Studies|
|Official Date:||December 2004|
|Page Range:||pp. 657-675|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
Barboza, David (2003) ‘Textile Industry Seeks Trade Limits on Chinese’ New York Times, 25th July.
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