The cumulative unfolding of corruption's many paradoxes in China has, above all, built up momentum and public support to improve state capacities, rather than further weaken them. Beijing does not suffer a legitimacy deficit despite corruption's staying power as a top public concern.
Corruption, Growth, and Reform: The Chinese Enigma
Yan Sun is a professor of political science at City University of New York, Queens College, and the Graduate Center. She is the author of Corruption and Market in Contemporary China (Cornell University Press, 2004) and The Chinese Reassessment of Socialism (Princeton University Press, 1995).
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Yan Sun; Corruption, Growth, and Reform: The Chinese Enigma. Current History 1 September 2005; 104 (683): 257–263. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2005.104.683.257
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