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The Chinese Communist Party's Changing Faces: The Role of the International Media and its Domestic Population in Shaping China's Policy
by Marianetti, Jadon Josiah, Ph.D., University of Florida, 2015, 170; 10679148
Abstract (Summary)

This dissertation answers the question: how does the international media and domestic population shape Chinese political decision making? The answer lies in understanding the Chinese Communist Partyfs performed faces and the ways in which issue areas come to challenge them. When issues simultaneously challenge the CCPfs international and domestic faces they rise to the level of an ontological threat thereby compelling the CCP to take action. I examine two deviant cases in depth.the 2003 SARS Pandemic and the 2008 eGenocide Olympicsf Campaign as illustrative of crises in which the Chinese government received much international shame that coincided with an inability to hide it from its domestic population thereby compelling them to reverse its policies. I then examine the term [special characters omitted] (New China) to get a better sense of what the performed faces of the CCP are concluding that the CCP has staked its legitimacy on protecting the territorial integrity of China first and foremost and ensuring its development, only after those two are met can other goals such as democracy and human rights be considered.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sjoberg, Laura
Commitee: Braun, M. Leam, Jacobs, Matt, Oren, Ido, Steele, Brent, Xiao, Ying
School: University of Florida
Department: Political Science
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: DAI-A 79/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Asian Studies, International Relations, Political science
Keywords: China, Chinese politics, international pressure, performativity
Publication Number: 10679148
ISBN: 978-0-355-40168-4
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