Cultural Revolution Essays

Authoritarian Resilence

The essay “Authoritarian Resilience” by Andrew Nathan has summed up four criteria in the “concept of institutionalization” that enable the survival of CCP regime, ” increasingly norm-bound nature of its succession politics,” “increase in meritocratic as opposed to factional considerations,” “differentiation and functional specialization of institutions,” and “establishment of institutions for political participation and appeal that strengthen the CCP’s legitimacy among the public at large”(7). By the end of the Tiananmen crisis of 1989, people in the international arena suspected…

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