Coverart for item
The Resource The China model : political meritocracy and the limits of democracy, Daniel A. Bell

The China model : political meritocracy and the limits of democracy, Daniel A. Bell

Label
The China model : political meritocracy and the limits of democracy
Title
The China model
Title remainder
political meritocracy and the limits of democracy
Statement of responsibility
Daniel A. Bell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Westerners tend to divide the political world into "good" democracies and "bad" authoritarian regimes. But the Chinese political model does not fit neatly in either category. Over the past three decades, China has evolved a political system that can best be described as "political meritocracy." The China Model seeks to understand the ideals and the reality of this unique political system. How do the ideals of political meritocracy set the standard for evaluating political progress (and regress) in China? How can China avoid the disadvantages of political meritocracy? And how can political meritocracy best be combined with democracy? Daniel Bell answers these questions and more. Opening with a critique of "one person, one vote" as a way of choosing top leaders, Bell argues that Chinese-style political meritocracy can help to remedy the key flaws of electoral democracy. He discusses the advantages and pitfalls of political meritocracy, distinguishes between different ways of combining meritocracy and democracy, and argues that China has evolved a model of democratic meritocracy that is morally desirable and politically stable. Bell summarizes and evaluates the "China model"--meritocracy at the top, experimentation in the middle, and democracy at the bottom--and its implications for the rest of the world. A timely and original book that will stir up interest and debate, The China Model looks at a political system that not only has had a long history in China, but could prove to be the most important political development of the twenty-first century"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.20951
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The China model : political meritocracy and the limits of democracy, Daniel A. Bell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780691166452
Lccn
2014044502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (DLC) 2014044502
  • 272853
Label
The China model : political meritocracy and the limits of democracy, Daniel A. Bell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780691166452
Lccn
2014044502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (DLC) 2014044502
  • 272853

Library Locations

    • MissionBorrow it
      4105 Gordon Dr., Kelowna, British Columbia, V1W 4Z1, CA
      49.835979 -119.479957
    • OliverBorrow it
      6239 Station Street, Oliver, British Columbia, V0H 1T0, CA
      49.184229 -119.548902
Processing Feedback ...