Economic Growth and Endogenous Authoritarian Institutions in Post-Reform China

  • Hans H. Tung

Part of the Politics and Development of Contemporary China book series (PDCC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Hans H. Tung
    Pages 1-18
  3. A Theory of Authoritarian Institutional Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
  4. The Era of Institutionalized Authoritarian Rule and Dictator’s Growth Curse: A Case Study on China’s Trade Policymaking

  5. Dynamics—The Era of Institutional Flux

  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Hans H. Tung
      Pages 245-258
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 259-279

About this book


This book analyzes the dynamic political economy of authoritarian institutions in China and attempts to answer the following questions: What is the significance of China's authoritarian institutions and the changes Xi Jinping has brought to them? Why did the Chinese elites go along with the changes that affected them negatively? Through these questions, the author unravels the mechanics of authoritarian resilience as well as its dynamics. The work reviews both literatures on China studies and comparative authoritarianism to introduce a general framework for analyzing authoritarian institutional change under dictatorships.
Hans H. Tung is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Research Associate of the Center for Research in Econometric Theory and Applications at National Taiwan University, Taiwan.


Political Economy China Authoritarian Institutions Xi Jingping Communist Party of China Chinese Politics Asian Politcs

Authors and affiliations

  • Hans H. Tung
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political Science/Center for Research in Econometric Theory and ApplicationsNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-04827-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-04828-0
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