Accession Number : ADA297136

Title :   The Role of Guanxi in Chinese Politics.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Butler, Claudia S.

PDF Url : ADA297136

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : This thesis addresses the problem of Guanxi or personal relations as a fundamental factor in the exercise of power in China. The author's research follows two lines. The first is the role of the bureaucracy - the primary source of political power - in the traditionist, Maoist, and Dergist eras. The second is the importance of Guanxi or personal relations, and what part these networlcs play in creating and maintaining power. Finally, a case study of piracy or smuggling in the South China Sea examines the bureaucracies involved and how guanxi has been factored into their policies and procedures. (KAR) P. 2

Descriptors :   *POLITICAL SCIENCE, *CHINA, *HUMAN RELATIONS, POLICIES, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), THESES, CASE STUDIES, POWER, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, SOUTH CHINA SEA, SMUGGLING.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE