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Political Decision-Making Process
(2,788 words)

1. Transformation of Formal and Informal Principles

In its Constitution as well as in countless other normative regulations and political guidelines, the PRC acknowledges the leadership monopoly of the Communist Party in state, economy, and society. This leadership monopoly is realized through the cadre system (cadres)…

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Scharping, Thomas, “Political Decision-Making Process”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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