The thesis examines democratic ideas, their political implications and
democratisation in contemporary China. It intends to offer both a map of
the main democratic ideas, the key positions and arguments as well as a
series of critical reflections upon them, and particularly upon liberal ideas of
democracy in China. There are three overriding objectives. The first is to
provide an introduction to, and discussion of, three competing models of
democracy, namely, radical, official and...[Show more]
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