"Managed Chaos: The Fragility of the Chinese Miracle reads into the Chinese politics and economy and the disparate status and position of the two domains. On one hand, its economy has sustained a near 10 per cent growth rate for 30 years,while, on the other, trapped in an incomplete transition from a totalitarian to a democratic market economy, politically the country is still considered a fragile state. This book helps the reader resolve this incongruity through its inference that this disparity is rooted in Chinese politics." "This book makes a significant contribution to the literature on Chinese political economy over the past three decades. It is a must read for all discerning and informed readers. It will also be valuable for policy makers and students and researchers working in the areas of international relations, Chinese studies and political economy."--BOOK JACKET.
Mixed feelings Conflicting views on China's development Double digit growth? 'Friction-free' growth? 'Cadre' capitalism Why purely economic remedies have not worked An ancient struggle in a new guise Recession and the birth of class conflict The emergence of the predatory state Retaining the mandate of heaven The challenge ahead.
"Observer Research Foundation." Includes bibliographical references and index.