23CCP’s bid for legitimacy “Performance Legitimacy”GrowthNationalismPride in economic accomplishments and growing role in international communityPreserve national unity“Century of humiliation”
24CCP’s bid for legitimacy “Performance Legitimacy”GrowthNationalismMaintain political orderTraditional concern for stabilityRising protests around countryConcerns about migrant workers
25Challenges to CCP’s legitimacy EconomicInequalityCorruptionPollutionCurrent economic slowdownRising aspirations?NationalismBoth elite driven and popular nationalismOrderMost protests are direct if unintended consequence of pro-growth policiesHow to balance growth and stability?
26CCP’s Strategy for Survival CoercionA hallmark of any authoritarian regimeBut costly
27CCP’s Strategy for Survival CoercionCo-optationPotential threatsNew talent needed for policy goalsChinese universities are now main recruitment areas for CCP“Three Represents”
29CCP’s Strategy for Survival CoercionCo-optationLimit the flow of informationMediaInternetPrevent their use for political purposes, but make them available for leisure and especially economic purposes
30CCP’s Strategy for Survival CoercionCo-optationLimit the flow of informationRaise the cost of collective actionCCP monopoly on political organizationProtests are local, material demands
31Prospects for changeDespite the many problems linked to economic development, CCP remains popularMost Chinese optimistic about futureNo viable alternativeWill change come from within the party or from society?