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A Political Economy Perspective of the Chinese Government Tactical Behavior

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In the last decades China has experienced a sustained economic growth that has led to an exceptional increase in its income. Thanks to this performance, China is now one of the main actors on the world economic scene but, in spite of this economic opening, there has been no political opening and not all regions and social groups have equally benefited from the fast growth of the last decades. In the paper I will investigate the tactical behavior kept by the Chinese government in order to pursue economic growth and maintain the power through this development phase. The issue is important in order to the shed some light on the determinants of the Chinese government’s behavior and to provide some insight on possible future evolutions in Chinese political life.

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  • Guggiola Gabriele, 2009. "A Political Economy Perspective of the Chinese Government Tactical Behavior," Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis. Working Papers 200908, University of Turin.
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