Contrary to the expectations of many people, China's recent economic growth has not led to the collapse of the Chinese Communist Party. In fact, the party has recently carried out a peaceful and orderly transition to the so-called fourth generation of leadership, has revitalised itself, and created a new, younger and better trained cadre corps. Despite this successful transformation, there continue to be many problems that the party will need to overcome if it is to remain in power, including pressures for democratisation in both urban and rural areas, widespread corruption, the emergence of new social groups, and increasing dissatisfaction among workers who seem to be losing out in the present transition processs. This book explores the current state of the Chinese Communist Party and the many challenges which it faces.
1.The Party Elite and China?s Trajectory of Change Andrew G. Walder 2.The Chinese Communist Party?s Nomenklatura System as a Leadership Selection Mechanism: An Evaluation John P. Burns 3.The People?s Liberation Army as A Key Interest Group in Chinese Party Politics You Ji 4.The Party and the Law Zou Keyuan 5.Bianzhi and Cadre Management in China: The Case of Yangpu Kjeld Erik Brodsgaard 6.The Cadre Responsibility System and the Changing Needs of the Party Maria Edin 7.China?s Central Party School: A Unique Institution Adapting to Changes Ignatius Wibowo and Lye Liang Fook 8.Party Work in the Urban Communities Takahara Akio and Robert Benewick 9.The Weakening of Workers? Power in China Cai Yongshun 10.Intra-Party Democracy: A Revisionist Perspective from Below He Baogang 11.Transition in a Party-State System ? Taiwan as a Model for China?s Future Democratization Chien-min Chao and Yeau-tarn Lee 12.The Party, Class, and Democracy in China Zheng Yongnian Index