Contested Development in China's Transition to an Innovation-driven Economy

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutlegde
Number of pages228
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781003213819
ISBN (Print)9781032101330
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2022

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Policy and Power
PublisherRoutledge

Abstract

This book investigates how technology and innovation policies in contemporary China are impacted by collaboration and conflicts between different classes and interests in a world economy, in which competitiveness is defined by the successful leverage of emerging technologies.

Focusing on the actual processes and outcomes of technological upgrading in three dynamic sectors, the book presents an alternative approach to understanding China’s industrial upgrading strategies, by examining the ways in which the making and implementation of policies are shaped by political struggles between state actors and dominant capitalist interests in the context of global capitalism. In doing so, the book challenges influential institutionalist approaches as explanations of institutional change, positing instead a political economy framework grounded in social conflict theory to reveal how power relationships and politics are intrinsic to the evolution, form, and function of institutions.

This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of international political economy, development studies, globalisation and innovation, China and Chinese politics, and public policy.

Research Area(s)

  • Chinese state capitalism, internet technology, tech conglomerates, social conflict theory, state-capital relations

Citation Format(s)

Contested Development in China's Transition to an Innovation-driven Economy. / To, Yvette.

1st ed. London : Routlegde, 2022. 228 p. (Routledge Studies in Policy and Power).

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