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Low-cost Corporatism?

The Chinese Communist Youth League and its Sub-organisations in post-Mao China
Jérôme Doyon
p. 39-46

Abstract

The Communist Youth League has developed a network of sub-organisations to expand its reach at minimum cost. It exemplifies the low-cost corporatism model. Following this model, mass organisations maintain a corporatist relationship with the Party while diversifying their activities through structures they supervise. These structures also provide them with additional material and human resources. In this configuration, the Communist Youth League maintains an equilibrium between dependence on the Party and attractiveness to young people. However, reforms put forward under Xi Jinping challenge this fragile equilibrium by strengthening Party control over the League and its sub-organisations.

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Excerpt

Full text document will be published online on June 2020.

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References

Bibliographical reference

Jérôme Doyon, « Low-cost Corporatism? », China Perspectives, 2019-2 | 2019, 39-46.

Electronic reference

Jérôme Doyon, « Low-cost Corporatism? », China Perspectives [Online], 2019-2 | 2019, Online since 10 June 2020, connection on 24 June 2019. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/chinaperspectives/9084

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About the author

Jérôme Doyon

Jérôme Doyon is Departmental Lecture rat the School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford. His research focuses on Chinese domestic politics: the Party-state apparatus, elite politics, political youth organisations, and the management of ethno-religious minorities.jerome.doyon@gmail.com

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