The Party and the People: Chinese Politics in the 21st Century

May 25, 2021

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Bruce Dickson, professor of political science and international affairs, explores how the Chinese Communist party has maintained control over the country through both repressive tactics and surprising responsiveness to the public. Furthermore, Dickson illuminates this dual approach is essential to the party's practices by utilizing repression for political and existential threats, and responding favorably when managing social unrest. The text also provides insight into what the relationship between the Chinese State and its citizens could look like in the future.