Theme: Government & Parliament | Content Type: Book review

Review: Coalitions of the Weak. Elite Politics in China from Mao's Stratagem to the Rise of Xi, by Victor C. Shih

Gianfranco Pasquino

chinese ccp

Dong Fang

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This book is a fascinating in-depth exploration of the many ways through which the Chinese Communists have faced, dealt with, and in different periods, at least temporarily, solved the problem of acquiring and distributing political power among a variety of actors and factions. The author has constructed a massive database consisting of the biographies of a very large number of Communist Party elites.

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  • Gianfranco Pasquino

    Gianfranco Pasquino

    Gianfranco Pasquino is an Italian political scientist. Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Bologna and Senior Adjunct Professor at SAIS-Europe.

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