Grassroots Elections In China

Author: Kevin J. O'Brien
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317987217
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Grassroots Elections In China from the Author: Kevin J. O'Brien. Twenty years after the launch of village elections, the time is ripe to assess the progress and impact of China’s most notable political reform. Where have elections been conducted well and where have they been conducted poorly? How have procedures changed over the years and have elections truly transformed how power is exercised in the countryside? What methods are researchers employing to study elections and how have scholars from different disciplines contributed to our knowledge of grassroots politics in China? This book carefully examines the implementation and effects of China’s village, township, and people’s congress elections, both in terms of democratizing the polity and spurring other changes in state-society relations. The chapters in this book have been published across several issues of the Journal of Contemporary China.

Participation And Empowerment At The Grassroots

Author: Gunter Schubert
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739174797
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Participation And Empowerment At The Grassroots from the Author: Gunter Schubert. This monograph ties in the scholarly debate on Chinese village elections and their consequences for China s political system. By critically assessing the recent literature on village elections and drawing on qualitative fieldwork data gathered in six villages of two provinces and one urban district, it contributes to our understanding of the nexus between political participation and cadre accountability at the grassroots and highlights a number of factors ensuring the persistence of one-party rule in contemporary China."

Ballot Box China

Author: Kerry Brown
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1848138229
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Ballot Box China from the Author: Kerry Brown. Since 1988, China has undergone one of the largest, but least understood experiments in grassroots democracy. Across 600,000 villages in China, with almost a million elections, some three million officials have been elected. The Chinese government believes that this is a step towards `democracy with Chinese characteristics'. But to many involved in them, the elections have been mired by corruption, vote-rigging and cronyism. This book looks at the history of these elections, how they arose, what they have achieved and where they might be going, exploring the specific experience of elections by those who have taken part in them - the villagers in some of the most deprived areas of China.

Grassroots Political Reform In Contemporary China

Author: Elizabeth J Perry
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674042056
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Grassroots Political Reform In Contemporary China from the Author: Elizabeth J Perry. Observers often note the glaring contrast between China's economic progress and its stalled political reforms. This volume, written by experienced scholars, explores a range of grassroots efforts--initiated by the state and society alike--to restrain corrupt behavior and enhance the accountability of local authorities. While the authors offer varying views on the larger significance of these developments, their case studies point to a more dynamic Chinese political system than is often acknowledged.

Rural Democracy In China

Author: Tianjian Shi
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789810242886
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Rural Democracy In China from the Author: Tianjian Shi. Prepared by the East Asian Institute, NUS, which promotes research on East Asian developments particularly the political, economic and social development of contemporary China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), this series of research reports is intended for policy makers and readers who want to keep abreast of the latest developments in China. Why does the Chinese government allow village elections and what implications do they have for the democratisation of China? By Tracing the history of village level governance reform, Shi, one of the premier authorities on electoral reforms in China, tackles these fundamental questions in this volume.

Elections And Democracy In Greater China

Author: Larry Diamond
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191583510
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Elections And Democracy In Greater China from the Author: Larry Diamond. The authoritarian Chinese regimes governing Taiwan, Mainland China, and Hong Kong allowed limited electoral competition during the last half century. In Taiwan that process evolved over more than three decades before leading to the formation of an opposition party under martial law in late September 1986 and the blossoming of full democracy in March 2000 when that opposition party replaced the ruling party. In Mainland China and Hong Kong, limited electoral competition has only evolved over the last fifteen years or so. This volume examines why and how limited electoral competition developed in Greater China. The editors use a typology and different concepts to analyse how the political centre in these three Chinese societies historically interacted with society and how different regime change took place. Their analysis attributes Taiwan's robust electoral competition under martial law to political breakthroughs in the political, ideological, economic, and organizational marketplaces. Without similar political breakthroughs in Mainland China and Hong Kong, their limited electoral processes are not likely to lead to the election of one or more opposition parties in Mainland China and the direct election of a Hong Kong governor and parliament. These two authoritarian regimes have adopted different institutions, or rules, to limit electoral competition. Moreover, different changes have been taking place in their political, ideological, economic, and organizational marketplaces than occurred in Taiwan. Therefore, whether these two Chinese societies can mimic the Taiwan democratization path remains problematic. Only the passage of time will reveal whether their limited electoral competitive processes can transform into full democracy.

Conceptual Gaps In China Eu Relations

Author: Zhongqi Pan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137027444
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Conceptual Gaps In China Eu Relations from the Author: Zhongqi Pan. The contributors attempt to look into how China and Europe differently interpret political concepts such as: sovereignty, soft power, human rights, democracy, stability, strategic partnership, multilateralism/multipolarization, and global governance, to examine what implications of their conceptual gaps may have on China-EU relations.

Grass Roots Democracy In India And China

Author: Manoranjan Mohanty
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 8132101138
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Grass Roots Democracy In India And China from the Author: Manoranjan Mohanty. Both India and China have experienced economic changes and growing social consciousness which have generated new challenges for local institutions. This volume closely studies the resultant grass-roots political experiences in these countries from an interdisciplinary perspective. It examines the process of democratisation and highlights the growing demands for participation and the complex power structures interjecting them. The contributors to this volume discuss issues relating to institutional structures and the dynamics of local governance in a changing socio-economic environment that panchayati raj in India and village committee system in China represent. In addition to the political economy of rural areas, they also focus on the role of gender, caste, class, ethnicity and religion in local political processes.