Grassroots Elections in China

Grassroots Elections in China

Description

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.


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Details

Author(s)
Kevin J. O'Brien, Suisheng Zhao
Format
Paperback | 256 pages
Dimensions
191 x 248 x 17.78mm | 522g
Publication date
29 Nov 2013
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint
ROUTLEDGE
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0415848059
ISBN13
9780415848053
Bestsellers rank
1,928,970