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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Weiqi
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-08T04:30:18Z
dc.date.available2015-05-08T04:30:18Z
dc.date.issued2014-08
dc.identifier.otherzhang_weiqi_201408_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/zhang_weiqi_201408_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/31354
dc.description.abstractThe “China paradox” refers to the successful coexistence of communism and capitalism in China. Much of the literature on authoritarian resilience tries to explain the paradox by focusing on institutions but lacks a mechanism of change. This dissertation provides the mechanism of change by looking at the roles of leaders and their worldviews. Borrowing from the human needs paradigm of political development and sociology of profession, leaders are divided into two types: those whose worldview is responsive to diverse social needs and those whose worldview is unresponsive. The quantitative and qualitative methods are used to analyze the leadership transitions and adaptation policy making at both central and provincial levels. The results show that the Chinese Communist Party has successfully maintained resilience because it has replaced unresponsive leaders with responsive ones when social needs diversify as a result of development. Consequently, the rise of responsive leaders facilitated the adoption and implementation of adaptation policies.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectChina
dc.subjectAuthoritarian Resilience
dc.subjectLeadership
dc.subjectWorldview
dc.titleChanging the brains
dc.title.alternativehow the Communist Party of China successfully adapts to capitalism
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentInternational Affairs
dc.description.majorPolitical Science & International Affairs
dc.description.advisorHan Park
dc.description.committeeHan Park
dc.description.committeeDarius Ornston
dc.description.committeeRongbin Han
dc.description.committeeRobert Grafstein


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