The Economic Causes and Consequences of Social Instability in China

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John Knight;
  • Subject: China, Civil unrest, Corruption, Developmental state, Economic growth, Governance, Happiness, Inequality, Social instability
    • jel: jel:O15 | jel:O20 | jel:O43 | jel:P26

Social instability is a concept that economists rarely analyse, and yet it can lurk behind much economic policy-making. China’s leadership has often publicly expressed its concerns to avoid ‘social instability’. It is viewed as a threat both to the political order... View more
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