Daniel A. Bell, The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy

Zhonghua Gu


The crisis of governance in Western democracies has undermined faith in electoral democracy, and the existing democracies in the Western world no longer set a clear-cut positive model for other countries. The crisis opened the normative space for political alternatives such as political meritocracy. The literature regarding political governance in East Asia is not scarce. However, there is a dearth of contemporary political theorizing about political meritocracy.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22140/cpar.v7i1.122


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