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dc.contributor.advisorMiller, Alice
dc.contributor.advisorWeiner, Robert
dc.contributor.authorKhoo, Serene
dc.dateMar-14
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-23T15:19:31Z
dc.date.available2014-05-23T15:19:31Z
dc.date.issued2014-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/41402
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe prospects of China democratizing have garnered much interest and assessment. The increased interest is attributed to an increasing Chinese impact not only on the region, but globally as well. While China has experienced three decades of fast economic growth, political reforms continue to lag behind economic reforms. With its legitimacy weakening progressively, a transition in political systems in the largest country in the world would have wide ranging implications in the political, economic and social spheres. Many have argued that economic growth is the main precursor to democratization. However, it is suggested, neither growth nor the resulting social phenomena are sufficient to bring about a democratic change in China. Drawing inferences from Taiwan and South Korea, this study seeks to examine the democratic transitions of both countries to shed light on China's prospects for democratization. It further concludes that China's prospects for democratization is bleak due to the resiliency of the regime, and any democratic transition would have to be elite-driven.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleChina's democratization prospects: a comparative analysisen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorChinaen_US
dc.subject.authorPeoples Republic of Chinaen_US
dc.subject.authorBeijingen_US
dc.subject.authorAuthoritarianen_US
dc.subject.authorDemocratizationen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, Republic of Singapore Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Arts In Security Studies (Far East, Southeast Asia, The Pacific)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Far East, Southeast Asia, The Pacific)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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