Analysis of Political Systems in India and China

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An Analysis of Political Systems in India and China Introduction As PBS (2007) reports, a new legal revolution is underway in China which promises a new form of interest articulation and perhaps aggregation: "Today's way forward is to build the idea of individual rights of the citizens…and that means changing the habits of the last few thousand years," The People's Court documentary states. What it essentially shows is a kind of democratic transformation in Communistic China. Indeed as nations become increasingly capitalistic (even in supposedly socialistic societies), the trend towards political democracy increases. India and China are both examples of such a trend. This paper will analyze the political systems of the two nations, including their political environments, structures, and functions; their political cultures, including their process and policy levels with an illustration of how political socialization occurs and the agents of that socialization; how interest articulation and aggregation occur; how public policy is crafted; why it seems the direction both nations are headed for is one that is more democratic; and what the future holds in store in terms of political culture, public policy and interest aggregation for both India and China. Political Systems India India has a multi-party political system and those political parties "have different understandings" as the recent debate over the China-India border issue has demonstrated (China blames India's
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