Chinese Political Science Review

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List of Papers (Total 78)

The Challenge of Global Environmental Change in the Anthropocene: An Analysis of Brazil and China

Human activities are central to the debate on global environmental changes, constituted as unprecedented challenges to contemporary societies in transition to the Anthropocene. Regarding social and political dimensions of global environmental changes and the perspective of risk society, this article analyses how Brazil and China are politically responding to these challenges. It ...

Comparative Politics and Area Specialization: The Hidden Costs of Analytic Transparency

New transparency initiatives emerging from Western political science make an ill-fitting standard for global comparativists who serve as experts in countries and regions—that is, area specialists. This study explores the origins of the current push for greater research transparency, including its underlying norms and genesis in the natural sciences. Noting its strict adherence to a ...

Guanxi, Weiqi and Chinese Strategic Thinking

In their perceptions and preferences of Guanxi, the Chinese follow a relational way of thinking, which is in stark contrast to the American generic way of thinking. This difference lies in how Chinese and Americans behave in playing board games and engaging with others in real life. The game of Weiqi signifies the Chinese way of gaming, whereas the game of Chess denotes the Western ...

Why is Governance Invalid at the Grass Roots of Society?

This article aims to explore the reasons for the plight of Chinese grass-roots community governance produced. The article points out that the organizational structure of Chinese society has undergone major changes: it is the transition from the “danwei” society to the public society. On the one hand, the substantial reduction in the “danwei” population covered and on the other ...

Rethinking the Causes of Corruption: Perceived Corruption, Measurement Bias, and Cultural Illusion

This paper extends the empirical research on determinants of corruption conducted during the last 20 years. It argues that the apparent correlations between cultural traditions and a country’s corruption level are not valid causal inferences. Instead, these correlations are primarily the artifacts of measurement bias on the dependent variable. Corruption measured by ...

The Internet and China’s Foreign Policy Decision-making

As a milestone of media convergence, the Internet is altering every aspect of politics, economy, society, and interaction among human beings. Moreover, foreign policy decision-making (FPDM), a traditional arena of elite politics in China, is also slowly becoming more and more influenced by the Internet in a networked world. The increased diversity, velocity and free flow of foreign ...

Spain’s Relations with China: Friends but not Partners

Despite the relevance of Spain inside the European Union and the growing intensity of Spain–China relations in the last decade, this bilateral relation has received very little academic attention outside of Spain. This paper aims to contribute to correct this deficit, not by a mere description of the ties between these two countries, but by an analysis that presents the advantages ...

Two Roads to a World Community: Comparing Stoic and Confucian Cosmopolitanism

From the late twentieth century, cosmopolitanism is reviving in both the Western world and China (in the name of “Tianxia Zhuyi”). In a changing world where modern nation-state system is facing more and more challenges, it is interesting and helpful to compare their respective ancestors: Stoic cosmopolitanism and Confucian cosmopolitanism. The first section of the article examines ...

The Political Economy of Civil Service Pay in China: A Panel Data Analysis

How does the Chinese government pay its officials in different regions? What determines regional variation in civil service pay? These are important questions for understanding the Chinese government. We argue that regional difference of civil service pay is shaped by both political and economic factors. After review of policy changes in government salaries since the 1950s, we ...

The Bene-Ideal: China’s Cosmopolitan Vision of World Order

With the rise of China in modern global affairs, the construction of a Chinese international relations (IR) theory that accounts for both its distinctive vision of world order and its overall foreign policy position has become a topical issue. This essay proposes a cosmopolitan approach to Chinese IR centered on the concept of bene-ideal, by which I mean the cosmopolitan wish to ...

The Development Orientation of Chinese Political Science: Based on the Analysis of Subjects of Political Science Disciplines Approved by the National Social Science Fund of China

Subjects approved by the National Social Science Fund of China basically represent the basic requirements of disciplinary development and academic research proposed by the country, and the results also show the highest level of academic study. With subjects of political science disciplines approved by the National Social Science Fund of China from 2011 to 2015 as the analysis ...

Between Sinification and Internationalization: Chinese Political Science in the Post-Reform Era

The story of Chinese political science since Reform and Opening-up is one that parallels China itself: rapid and remarkable development. This article poses a series of questions regarding the current standing of Chinese political science, its relevance and future as a discipline within China, its contributions to Chinese academia, policy making, and society, and it place within a ...

China’s Rise and Its Discursive Power Strategy

It is increasingly evident that China has attached more attention to discursive power in foreign policy since the early 21st century. Both top leaders and government agencies have been active in advocating for a new discourse on various international occasions. Previously, China has been reluctant to join the debate in international affairs, and been instead preoccupied with ...

Neo-Functionalism as a Theory of Disintegration

In this article, we exploit neo-functionalism as a conceptual and theoretical instrument that helps understand the current crisis and its future consequences. We formulate a series of suppositions and hypotheses, which we evaluate using existing data sources and related research. Our empirical analysis produces a mixed picture: though reality seems to conform with some ...

Still a Century of the Chinese Model? Exploring Dimensions of Democratic Centralism

In spite of a decade-long history of studying the Chinese Model, most research failed to capture and generalize its essence in an accurate, concise and compelling way. In this paper, I contend Democratic Centralism, the core mechanism in China’s system of government, could very well summarize and represent the fundamental elements of Chinese Model, although the current status of ...

Cyber Sovereignty and the Governance of Global Cyberspace

Purpose The purpose of the paper is to review the competing guiding principle that govern the global cyberspace. This was achieved through the introduction and comparativeness of the different understanding between China and US of how to ensure the sovereignty in the global cyberspace. This paper also addresses China’s understanding of cyber sovereignty and its possible effect on ...

The Traditional Party and State Leadership System

The traditional Party and state leadership system refers to the highly centralized Party and state leadership system which was created after the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 and was eventually established after the completion of the socialist transformation of private ownership of the means of production and the collectivization of the agricultural sector, as ...

The Right and The Expedient: A Warring States Dialectic

Objectives and Design One theme in the political thinking of the Warring States era was whether political action and human action generally were and should be governed by considerations of abstract morality or by expediency. This study explores how this dialectic played itself out in the Confucian, Mohist, Taoist, and Legalist traditions. Materials and Methods The study examines ...

National Transformation: Modern Reconstruction of a Unified Society

In the long river of time, the Chinese nation not only achieved its overall transformation from an ancient country, but also created a new model of development, which deserves to be called a great miracle in the history of human civilizations. The power creating this miracle came from both the development trend of human civilizations and Chinese people’s creative transformation of ...

Order: A Conceptual Analysis

Order is one of those terms that have been much talked about but never rigorously defined. After a critical survey of existing definitions of order, I propose a more rigorous definition of order. I then develop a framework for measuring and comparing order. I go on to show that without a rigorous definition of order and a proper framework for measuring and comparing order, a ...

The Rise of China and East Asia: A New Regional Order on the Horizon?

This study assesses the impact of the China factor on the evolving international order in East Asia. In so doing, the article delves into the following four tasks: (1) identifying core questions worth asking about China’s rise and the prospect of a power transition away from the US; (2) exploring key projections (both short- and log-term) about US–China relations as the foremost ...

Measuring Strategic Hedging Capability of Second-Tier States Under Unipolarity

Background Strategic hedging is a form of behavior used by states wanting to improve their competitiveness while at the same time avoiding direct confrontation with main contenders. It is an appealing option for states facing uncertainty due to structural changes in the international system such as the present unipolarity giving way to a process of power diffusion. Under such ...