After several decades of reform and opening up, China has come to a critical period of transformation and development. How to improve the development strategies to effectively promote China's democratic politics has once again attracted the world's attention.
This book compares the commons and differences between western and Chinese theories and practices of democracy model, and proposes a new democracy model for China's political reform — "cooperative-harmonious democracy". Absorbing the core values of democracy, this model draws on Chinese traditional "harmony and cooperation" and "people-oriented" thought, as well as modern cooperative game theory. More importantly, it adopts the new model to analyse some present practice cases in China, involving intra-party democracy, electoral democracy, and deliberative democracy.
This book is a valuable theoretical innovation and a significant achievement in promoting the interdisciplinary research of political science and public management. It strategically reflects on how to promote the development of cooperative-harmonious democracy from the perspective of high-level design. The policy suggestions it proposed will be a valuable reference for policy-makers.
Table of Contents
List of figures and tables. Foreword I. Foreword II. Preface. Acknowledgements Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Historical Analysis and Comparison of Democratic Models Chapter 3 Chinese Traditional Thoughts and the Cooperative-Harmonious Democracy Chapter 4 Cooperative Game Theory and the Cooperative-Harmonious Democracy Chapter 5 Transition to Democracy from the Perspective of Cooperative Game: a Case Study of Spain Chapter 6 The Design of Institutional Reform for Chinese Cooperative-Harmonious Democracy Chapter 7 A Case Study of Chinese Cooperative-Harmonious Electoral Democracy Chapter 8 A Case Study of Chinese Cooperative-Harmonious Deliberative Democracy Chapter 9 A Case study of Chinese Cooperative-Harmonious Intra-party Democracy Chapter 10 Conclusion and Recommendations Bibliography. Index
Dr. Zongchao Peng is a professor and associate dean of School of Public Policy & Management, and director of Center for Crisis Management Research, Tsinghua University.
Dr. Ben Ma is a professor and associate dean of School of Political Science & Public Management, Shandong University, and a part time researcher in Center for Crisis Management Research, Tsinghua University.
Dr. Taoxiong Liu is a professor and associate dean of School of Social Sciences, and executive director of Center for Strategy and Policy, Tsinghua University.