早稲田大学 拠点

現代中国政治特別セミナー

 

 

 

China’s Party Congress
Power, Legitimacy, and Institutional Manipulation

 

ゲスト:呉国光(Wu Guoguang, Professor, Victoria University, Canada)
コメンテーター:天児慧(早稲田大学現代中国研究所所長)

日時:2015年10月29日(木)16時30分〜18時
場所:早稲田大学19号館 7階711室

言語:英語・中国語(通訳なし)
対象:学生・教職員・一般
申し込み等:入場無料、参加申込み不要
主催:早稲田大学現代中国研究所

概要:

In this special seminar, Prof Guoguang WU will introduce his new book China’s Party CongressPower, Legitimacy, and Institutional Manipulation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015) . Nominally the highest decision-making body in the Chinese Communist Party, the Party Congress is responsible for determining party policy and the selection of China’s leaders. Guoguang Wu provides the first analysis of how the Party Congress operates to elect Party leadership and decide Party policy, and explores why such a formal performance of congress meetings, delegate discussions, and non-democratic elections is significant for authoritarian politics more broadly. Taking institutional inconsistency as the central research question, this study presents a new theory of ‘mutual contextualization’ to reveal how informal politics and formal institutions interact with each other. Wu argues that despite the prevalence of informal politics behind the scenes, authoritarian politics seeks legitimization through a combination of political manipulation and the ritual mobilization of formal institutions. This ambitious book is essential reading for all those interested in understanding contemporary China, and an innovative theoretical contribution to the study of comparative politics.

    

著名中国问题专家,加拿大维多利亚大学政治学者吴国光教授的新著China’s Party CongressPower, Legitimacy, and Institutional Manipulation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015)以研究中共党的全国代表大会为实证基础,提出了理解权威主义政治合法性建构的独特理论。在实证层面,此书详细剖析了中共党的全国代表大会的运作,包括如何开会、如何选举、如何讨论党的路线和章程等,具有丰富、翔实的资料和深入、严谨的分析。在理论层面,此书聚焦制度的不一致institutional inconsistency),强调非正式政治informal politics)和正式制度formal institutions)之间的交叉作用,提出了“mutual contextualization”的新方法论,创新了关于政治合法性(legitimacy)及其建构的理论,揭示了权威主义如何通过制度操纵institutional manipulation)达成在政治精英之中的合法性幻象(hypocrisy)。