Book Details

Book title: CHINA`S PATH TO POWER: Party, Military and the Politics of State Transition
Author(s): Jagannath P. Panda
ISBN: 9788182744820
Publication Year: 2010
Binding: HB
Pages: 256
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This book portrays how China’s state transformation is taking place or moving without much notice through trial and error, which seems awfully caution, balanced and systematic. Specifically, it addressed the discourse of State transformation in China, contextualizing its progress and timely transformation in the military, civil-military, political and socio-economic terms. Scholars have tried to examine this discourse time and again. But again they have neglected to do that through “institutional” parameters. That means; literature is still lacking in identifying the changes in China’s systematic regime politics, particularly in military, civil-military ties, and economic terms at one place. Not many in India have tried to judge or identify China’s progress through its systemic transformation in institutional terms. Therefore, this study claims to be the opening of its kind from this region. The bearings of this study are universal. It further intends to narrate how China’s systemic internal changes would manifest its external bearings and contribute to the discourse of the “rise of China”. China’s domestic conditions, it needs to be noted emphatically, contribute greatly to its external posture. This book has tried to highlight some of the emerging issues manifested in China’s overall State transformation. It has addressed the underlying factors of this change through military modernization, Party-military dynamics, regime politics, the regime’s process of taking decisions, and the complexity of the Chinese economic growth. How China is keeping a balance on many problematic fronts to pace its progress in a complex domestic order is in itself an interesting topic for study.

ABOUT Author


Dr. Jagannath P. Panda is Associate Fellow at the China & South/East Asia cluster of the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. This book is a research output of his year-long efforts in the cluster. Prior to joining IDSA, Dr. Panda worked as Centrally Administered Fellow at the Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) of the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, New Delhi. He is a recipient of the V.K. Krishna Menon memorial Gold Medal for his excellent academic record in international Law and diplomacy form the prestigious Indian Society of International Law (ISIL), New Delhi. His writinghave been published in various international peer-reviewed journals like: Strategic Analyses (Routledge), China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly (Central Asia – Causasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Programm, Sweden) China Report (Sage), Asian Politics and Policy (Wiley-Blackwell), Aisan Ethnicity (Routledge) etc. he has also published in other international and national journals and newspapers like : China Brief (Jamestown Foundation), Taiwan Journals (Taipei), World Focus (New Delhi), Mainstream (New Delhi), The Pioneer, The Hindu etc.     

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