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The Autocratic Middle Class: How State Dependency Reduces the Demand for Democracy

Bryn Rosenfeld

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691192185
eISBN:
9780691209777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192185.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Conventional wisdom holds that the rising middle-classes are a force for democracy. Yet in post-Soviet countries like Russia, where the middle-class has grown rapidly, authoritarianism is deepening. ... More


Democratic Struggles and Authoritarian Responses in Iran in Comparative Perspective

Güneş Murat Tezcür (ed.)

in Middle East Authoritarianisms: Governance, Contestation, and Regime Resilience in Syria and Iran

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783019
eISBN:
9780804784351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783019.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter evaluates the dynamics of authoritarian resilience and struggles for the expansion of rights in contemporary Iran, and also provides conceptual perspectives that transcend the ... More


The Autocratic Middle Class

Bryn Rosenfeld

in The Autocratic Middle Class: How State Dependency Reduces the Demand for Democracy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691192185
eISBN:
9780691209777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192185.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter seeks to expand the grasp of authoritarian resilience and bottom-up pressures for democratization in states where economic growth is increasing the size of the middle-class. It explains ... More


Explaining Authoritarian Containment

Marie-Eve Reny

in Authoritarian Containment: Public Security Bureaus and Protestant House Churches in Urban China

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190698089
eISBN:
9780190698126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698089.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter defines the concept of containment, explains how it translates in practice, and accounts for why state actors contain informal religious organizations. Containment is the conditional and ... More


Change within Continuity: Zouping County Government

Jean C. Oi and Steven M. Goldstein

in Zouping Revisited: Adaptive Governance in a Chinese County

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503604001
eISBN:
9781503604551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503604001.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter introduces the volume and offers an in-depth analyzes of the changes that have taken place in Zouping’s political economy over the last 15 years. It poses the core question of whether ... More


Authoritarian Containment: Public Security Bureaus and Protestant House Churches in Urban China

Marie-Eve Reny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190698089
eISBN:
9780190698126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698089.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Since the early years of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese state has sought to regulate the practice of religion. The institutions it created for that purpose were meant to ensure that ... More


Revolution and Authoritarianism in North Africa

Frédéric Volpi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190642921
eISBN:
9780190848491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642921.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This book analyses how the Arab uprisings, the sudden wave of leaderless protests that broke out in 2011, could produce regime change in a region until then characterized by authoritarian resilience. ... More


Institutional Agility and Regime Adaptation

Jean C. Oi and Steven M. Goldstein

in Zouping Revisited: Adaptive Governance in a Chinese County

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503604001
eISBN:
9781503604551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503604001.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter concludes the volume, stressing that the barely perceptible changes have permitted an outwardly unchanging government to adapt flexibly in the way that it operates, resulting in ... More


Containment and Authoritarian Regime Resilience

Marie-Eve Reny

in Authoritarian Containment: Public Security Bureaus and Protestant House Churches in Urban China

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190698089
eISBN:
9780190698126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698089.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Containment enables church leaders to secure themselves space for the informal practice of religion outside state institutions. It also minimizes the risks that churches are punished for avoiding the ... More


Zouping Revisited: Adaptive Governance in a Chinese County

Jean C. Oi and Steven Goldstein (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503604001
eISBN:
9781503604551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503604001.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book describes how one local government in China has governed a much larger and vastly more complex market economy without any outward changes in the formal institutions of government. The ... More


All Roads Lead to China

David Martin Jones

in History's Fools: The Pursuit of Idealism and the Revenge of Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197510612
eISBN:
9780197520765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510612.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The economic decline of the West weakened economically by the euro zone crisis and politically by Brexit, is unlikely to be arrested. Yet the redistribution of global wealth has not advanced social ... More


Conclusion

Elizabeth J. Perry

in Anyuan: Mining China's Revolutionary Tradition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520271890
eISBN:
9780520954038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271890.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter summarizes the findings of the study and proposes a key reason for the different outcomes of the Chinese and Russian Revolutions: the Chinese Communists' superior skill at cultural ... More


Reforming and Updating Cadre Training in Zouping’s Communist Party Schools

Charlotte Lee

in Zouping Revisited: Adaptive Governance in a Chinese County

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503604001
eISBN:
9781503604551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503604001.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Institutions of cadre training in Zouping have adjusted to the broad transformations that have swept across the party and Chinese society. Changes in cadre training at the local level demonstrate the ... More


The State Strikes Back: Forest Certification in Authoritarian China

Tim Bartley

in Rules without Rights: Land, Labor, and Private Authority in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198794332
eISBN:
9780191835841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794332.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the rise of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification in China, as well as the challenges of implementation and competition from a state-sponsored homegrown system. Despite ... More


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