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Conclusion: reflections on Chinese democratization

The existence of the three models of democracy implies that the totalitarian control of ideology has failed and that there has emerged an ideological ‘market’ where different models of democracy are able to attract different ‘customers’. If these models of democracy are connected to propitious circumstances, structural forces and existing institutions, they will be decisive in shaping political developments and will develop sufficient influence to alter the nature and workings of the system in China.