Comparative Politics and the People's Republic of China

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Comparative politics is an important aspect of political science in that instead of studying how this country functions, it studies why other countries around the world are the way they are. There must be some medium for finding the differences and similarities between one county and another. Another very important reason to study comparative politics is to better understand how certain regimes work. While studying comparative politics there is one regime that stands out to me. The rise of China as one of today’s economic powers is fascinating. When studying China’s political system on the form of comparative politics its best to look pass general questions. One has to study China’s whole system to truly understand its impact on all other nations. China has currently moved ahead of the United States in so many ways. Let’s consider the fact that not even 30 years ago china was considered impoverished country, but today it’s a global power. Scholars in the pass assumed that poor country were doomed but the rapid rise of China and other nations invalidated such theories. What role would the following factors economic structure, political structure and social structure play in the democratization taking place in China? Through much of China’s history there has been a strong and steady political power. China’s political structure is designed in the form of a non-democratic communist regime. “Communist ideology holds that under capitalist economic systems the wealthy
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