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The dynamics of factions and consensus in Chinese politics : a model and some propositions / Lucian W. Pye.

Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand, 1980.
ISBN 9780833002242, 0833002244

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Subjects China -- Politics and government -- 1976-2002.
Consensus (Social sciences)
Political participation -- China.
Political participation.
Politics and government
Series R (Rand Corporation) ; R-2566-AF.
Description 1 online resource (xix, 250 pages) : illustrations.
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Copyright Date 1980.
Notes "A Project Air Force report prepared for the United States Air Force."
"July 1980."
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary A study of the dynamics of factionalism in Chinese politics: the tension between the imperative of upholding consensus, and the need of officials to seek the security of networks of personal relationships that create counterconsensus factions. These networks are more sensitive to career and power considerations than to ideology, geography, or policy issues. The psychological and cultural roots of factional behavior affect styles of decisionmaking and implementation (causing exaggerated cycles of bureaucratic paralysis, compulsive activity, and again paralysis), modes of political communication (the powerful must use code words, while the weak can be explicit), and a widespread, self-fulfilling belief that any form of intra-elite disagreement will endanger the stability of the political system.
System Requirements Mode of access: Internet.
Source Description Title and description based on online resource as of 2016-08-01.
Geographic Area China
Network Numbers (CStmoR)RAND/R-2566-AF
WorldCat Identities Pye, Lucian W., 1921-2008.
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