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"This is a very impressive study on political support in China. It isremarkably well-written, one of the best examples I have seen of makingsurvey data understandable to general readers. The author bases hisanalysis on an extensive reading of the relevant literature on thetheoretical issue of support, and on findings from previous studies of democraticcountries, the former Soviet Union, and China. It will be a welcomeaddition to these various bodies of literature."-- Bruce Dickson, Professor of Political Science, George Washington University

"This manuscript is a welcome addition to the public opinion literature onChina. The application of diffuse and specific support to China isinnovative. The three surveys at three time periods are valuable indiscussing trends [of popular political support]."-- Wenfang Tang, Professor of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh


Chapter List

List of Tables and Figures Acknowledgments Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. The Extent of Popular Political Support in Beijing Chapter 3. Relationship between Diffuse and Specific Support Chapter 4. Sources of Diffuse Support Chapter 5. Sources of Specific Support Chapter 6. The Behavioral Consequences of Political Support Chapter 7. Conclusion: Empirical Findings and Their Implications Appendix A: Reliabilities of the Diffuse and Specific Support Indexes Appendix B: Supplemental Information about the Distribution of Diffuse and Specific Support References Index

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