Accession Number:

AD0657249

Title:

THE CHINESE COMMUNIST POLITBURO AND ITS OPERATIONAL CODE: A FEASIBILITY STUDY

Descriptive Note:

Part 1 of final rept.

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-08-18

Pagination or Media Count:

274.0

Abstract:

Part 1 of this report is derived largely from discussions which emerged from a conference of China specialists held at Stanford University December 16, 17 and 18 1967 and focussed upon the operational code concept and upon the difficulties and feasibilities inherent in it. Part I also draws upon pertinent articles from recent periodical literature and upon brief memoranda prepared for this report by scholars who do not in all instances consider themselves as China specialists, but who have an interest in the problems of Chinese decision-making and policy, combined with knowledge and skills that seem highly relevant to the issues under discussion. Part II presents a unified model for studying the Chinese operational code and a variety of phenomena bearing on it. This section draws upon papers and memoranda prepared specifically for the operational code inquiry, and also from a wide range of social science literature. Part 3. describes a number of research techniques, and Part 4. puts forward research recommendations and priorities. Part 5. consists of appendices. Included therein are some of the papers prepared for the conference.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE