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What Matters Most in Selecting Chinese Top Leaders?: Qualitative Comparative Analysis

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What Matters Most in Selecting Chinese Top Leaders? Qualitative Comparative Analysis. / Zeng, Jinghan.

In: Journal of Chinese Political Science, Vol. 18, No. 3, 09.2013, p. 223-239.

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Zeng J. What Matters Most in Selecting Chinese Top Leaders? Qualitative Comparative Analysis. Journal of Chinese Political Science. 2013 Sep;18(3):223-239. Epub 2013 Jun 7. doi: 10.1007/s11366-013-9247-1

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Zeng, Jinghan. / What Matters Most in Selecting Chinese Top Leaders? Qualitative Comparative Analysis. In: Journal of Chinese Political Science. 2013 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 223-239.

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