In Search of China's Development Model

Beyond the Beijing Consensus

Edited by S. Philip Hsu, Yu-Shan Wu, Suisheng Zhao

© 2012 – Routledge

254 pages

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About the Book

This book examines the development model that has driven China's economic success and looks at how it differs from the Washington Consensus. China’s Development Model (CDM) is examined with a view to answering a central question: given China’s peculiar matrix of a socialist party-state juxtaposed with economic internationalization and marketization, what are the underlying dynamics and the distinctive features of the economic and political/legal/social dimensions of the CDM, and how do we properly characterize their interrelations? The chapters further analyse to what extent and under what circumstances is China's development model sustainable, and to what degree is it readily applicable to other developing countries.

Based on their findings in this volume, the authors conclude that the defining feature of the CDM’s economic dimension is "Janus-faced state-led growth," and the political/legal/social dimension of the CDM is best characterized as "adaptive post-totalitarianism." The contributors illustrate that the CDM’s parameters are shown to be much less sustainable than the CDM’s outcome in developmental performance and the extent to which the CDM can be applied to other late-developers is subject to more qualifications than its sustainability.

Reviews

"[T]he editors and contributors remind us to analyze China’s rise in relation to its internal political and socioeconomic challenges. This collection of essays is timely and informative, and should appeal to development economists, political scientists, and students interested in China’s future." - Joseph Tse-Hei Lee, Ph.D., Pace University in New York; Journal of International and Global Studies Vol. 3, No. 2 Spring 2012

"this volume should be of interest and value to advanced undergraduate as well as graduate students and faculty with a particular interest in the ongoing debates on Chinas model of economic and political development" - Matt Ferchen, Journal of Chinese Political Science

Table of Contents

Part I: Overview 1 In Search of China’s Development Model, S. Philip Hsu 2 The Myth of the Beijing Consensus, Scott Kennedy 3 The China Model of Development, Suisheng Zhao Part II: The Economic Dimension 4 China’s Industrial Capitalism, Barry Naughton 5 Can China Sustain Rapid Growth Despite Flawed Institutions? Thomas G. Rawski Part III: Political Dimension 6 From a Socialist State to a Developmental State, Yi-feng Tao 7 Balancing Developmental Needs with Vertical and Horizontal Power Competition in China, 1993-2004, S. Philip Hsu 8 Law and the Beijing Consensus, Jacques deLisle 9 Elite Recruitment and the Post-totalitarian Developmental State, Chien-wen Kou Part IV: Socioeconomic Dimension 10 Who Consents to the “Beijing Consensus”?, Bruce J. Dickson 11 In Search of NGOs in Contemporary China, Hsin-Hsien Wang 12 A Model of Adherence to No Model, Shaoguang Wang 13 Strengthening the Soft Discipline Constraint, Szu-chien Hsu

About the Editors

S. Philip Hsu is Executive Director at the Center for China Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science, College of Social Sciences, National Taiwan University.

Yu-Shan Wu is director of the Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica, Taiwan and jointly appointed professor at the Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University.

Suisheng Zhao is Professor and Executive Director of the Center for China-US Cooperation at Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver.

About the Series

Routledge Contemporary China Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS035000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
BUS069020
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUS072000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
POL023000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General