The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy
Released! 06/02/2015
The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy
by Daniel A. Bell
Hardcover

Westerners tend to divide the political world into "good" democracies and "bad" authoritarian regimes. But the Chinese political model does not fit neatly in either category. Over the past three decades, China has evolved a political system that can best be described as "political meritocracy." The China Model seeks to understand the ideals and the reality of this unique political system. How do the ideals of political meritocracy set the standard for evaluating political progress (... read more