Legislative Development and Chinese Political Change

Studies in Comparative Communism, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 57-75, Spring 1989

19 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2008

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Kevin J. O'Brien

University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science

Abstract

Examining the National People's Congress and the functions it performs (lawmaking, oversight, representation, regime support activities) casts light on the Chinese political system and its trajectory of development. In particular, it shows that the system is becoming more rational and inclusive, but not more liberal. Moreover, inclusion is a substitute for liberalization, not an early sign of it.

Keywords: China, National People's Congress, legislatures, lawmaking, oversight, representation

Suggested Citation

O'Brien, Kevin J., Legislative Development and Chinese Political Change. Studies in Comparative Communism, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 57-75, Spring 1989, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1099440

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