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What People are Saying

"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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