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By Kenneth G. Lieberthal, David M. Lampton

Utilizing a version of "fragmented authoritarianism," this quantity sharpens our view of the internal workings of the chinese language paperwork. The participants' interviews with politically well-placed bureaucrats and students, in addition to documentary and box study, remove darkness from the bargaining and maneuvering between officers at the nationwide, provincial, and native degrees.

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13. A. Doak Barnett is the only foreign scholar who has been able to interview an active member of the Politburo concerning bureaucratic dimensions of the decision-making process: A. Doak Barnett, The Making of Foreign Policy In China (Boulder: Westview Press, 1985). Page 5 interviewing is thus further complicated by incompleteness in the hierarchical levels of China's political system to which foreigners have gained access. The result is that the "fragmented authoritarianism" model contained in the literature is based overwhelmingly on intensive research on only one of the six "clusters" and on access only to certain parts of the multitiered Chinese bureaucratic hierarchy.

Lampton UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS Berkeley Los Angeles Oxford Page iv University of California Press Berkeley and Los Angeles, California University of California Press, Ltd. Oxford, England � 1992 by The Regents of the University of California Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Bureaucracy, politics, and decision making in post-Mao China / edited by Kenneth G. Lieberthal and David M. Lampton. p. (Studies on China; 14) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-520-07356-8 1.

33 To repeat, the fragmented authoritarianism model acknowledges the great insights offered from elite-oriented rational-actor approaches and from a cellular conception of the system. However, it adds a third necessary ingredient to the equations: the structure of bureaucratic authority and the realities of bureaucratic practice that affect both the elite and the basic building blocks of the system. 27. Such as Roderick MacFarquhar, The Origins of the Cultural Revolution, vol. 1, Contradictions Among the People 19561957; vol.

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