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Legitimization of social credit system in China

Student: Arina Gomazova

Supervisor: Elena Soboleva

Faculty: Saint-Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies

Educational Programme: Asian and African Studies (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 8

Year of Graduation: 2019

The paper aims to identify the features of legitimation of Social Credit System (SCS) in China and analyze whether it is effective. Based on the researching of the state documents, media contents and social nets, the study estimates the results of governmental actions towards legitimation of SCS. Official records, news and notes in social networks has become data for following paper. Analyzing the results of my research, I confirm my suggestion that Chinese government is running effective and successful legitimation of social credit system, I also confirm that Chinese people mostly accept SCS. Keywords: Social credit system, rating systems, public opinion, legitimation, China. 

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