INSTITUTIONAL Change as Cultural Change. An Illustration by Chinese Postsocialist Transformation
AbstractCulture of a society reflects its social values. So, through Chinese experience, we want to show that institutional change is not only an economic or a political process but fundamentally a cultural one. It is therefore based on a change in values and mentalities. Like in a chemical reaction, we discern initial conditions, factors which triggered the reaction, catalysts and elements of synthesis. Chinese institutional change per se derived from a cultural shock induced by the Chinese economic, political and cultural opening which acts as trigger. The remain paper deals with the other elements of the process.
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China; institutional change; culture; causality;
Other versions of this item:
- Ilyess El Karouni, 2009. "Institutional change as cultural change: An illustration by Chinese postsocialist transformation," International Journal of Social Economics, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 36(7), pages 762-772, June.
- P21 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Planning, Coordination, and Reform
- Z10 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - General
- P51 - Economic Systems - - Comparative Economic Systems - - - Comparative Analysis of Economic Systems
- B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology
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- NEP-ALL-2008-05-17 (All new papers)
- NEP-CNA-2008-05-17 (China)
- NEP-KNM-2008-05-17 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
- NEP-SOC-2008-05-17 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
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