Bell, Daniel 1964-

The China model : political meritocracy and the limits of democracy / Daniel A. Bell. - Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2015. - xii, 318 p. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-305) and index.

Is democracy the least bad political system? -- On the selection of good leaders in a political meritocracy -- What's wrong with political meritocracy -- Three models of democratic meritocracy -- Concluding thoughts : Realizing the China model.

9780691166452 (hardback) 0691166455v (hardback)


Political culture -- China.
Merit (Ethics) -- Political aspects -- China.
Political leadership -- China.
Elite (Social sciences) -- Political activity -- China.
Democracy -- China.


China -- Politics and government -- 1976-2002.
China -- Politics and government -- 2002-

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