, Volume 87, Number 6

Shaun Breslin

This article locates the contemporary Chinese developmental/governance experience in a longer-term historical perspective. It suggests that it is doubtful whether other developing states have the same conditions, factor endowments and social and historical backgrounds to be able to emulate what China has done. Despite all this, China provides an important example of an alternative to the neo-liberal project that had come to dominate developmental discourses.

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