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Written by Nathan Gardels 22 January 2021

“The ongoing resilience of the Chinese Communist Party when so many other such organizations collapsed after the Cold War still puzzles many in the West” and some have called it ‘adaptive authoritarianism’. In this way, both stability and the capacity for change have been able to inhabit the same one-party system, cementing its dominance through performance” (Timothy Egan, 2021).

Publisher: Noema Magazine

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Categories: Authoritarianism, Tools of Democracy