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The Political Economy of Chinese “Federalism”: New Analytical Directions


  • Miron Mushkat
  • Roda Mushkat


Decentralized politico-administrative structures may be dissected and assessed by employing a variety of conceptual tools. In the case of China, researchers have displayed a distinct preference for operating within a framework grounded in political sociology. Substantial insights have been generated in the process, but it may be argued, and empirically demonstrated, that a complementary approach, seeking inspiration from political economy, may shed additional light on the functioning of the Chinese quasi-federal system.

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  • Miron Mushkat & Roda Mushkat, 2009. "The Political Economy of Chinese “Federalism”: New Analytical Directions," Global Economic Review, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 38(1), pages 13-28.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:glecrv:v:38:y:2009:i:1:p:13-28
    DOI: 10.1080/12265080802692647

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