The term “nomenklatura’’ means “nomenclature,’’ “a list of positions, arranged in order of seniority, including a description of the duties of each office. Perhaps the major instrument of Communist Party control of contemporary China’s political, economic, social, and cultural institutions is the nomenklatura system. The system consists of lists of leading positions, over which party units exercise the power to make appointments and dismissals; lists of reserves or candidates for these positions; and institutions and processes for making the appropriate personnel changes. China’s nomenklatura system has evolved to suit the needs of party leaders to control the state, develop the economy, and ensure that party policies are carried out throughout society.
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Part I, SECTION A: THE PROCESS OF CADRE MANAGEMENT, 1980-1982, SECTION B: RESPONSIBILITIES OF CENTRAL COMMITTEE DEPARTMENTS, 1980-1984, SECTION C: THE DECENTRALIZATION OF THE NOMENKLATURA SYSTEM, 1983-1984, Part II, SECTION A: THE PARTY CENTRAL COMMITTEE’S NOMENKLATURA, 1984, SECTION B: THE PEOPLE’S BANK OF CHINA NOMENKLATURA, 1984, SECTION C: THE PRE-DECENTRALIZATION NOMENKLATURA OF SOME BANKS, 1979-1980
John P. Burns, Professor of Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong, PRC