Chinese Communist Politics in Action Author:Edited by A. Doak Barnett Communist China today is not only one of the most important examples of totalitarian rule but also one of the most significant experiments in modernization. For decades, it has been undergoing processes of political development which, while unique in some respects, also share many of the charactistics and problems of modernizing nations elsewhe... more »re.
These pioneering studies, representative of the best research now being done on China by a new generation of young scholars, focus on particular aspects of the Chinese Communist political system and the course of its development. By analyzing the characteristics of the system at the subnational level, as it affects local areas and particular groups, they attempt to provide new insights into the nature of the system as a whole. At the same time they move toward more effectively integrating China studies into the mainstream of political science. Copyright 1969.« less