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Rural Democracy in China

The Role of Village Elections

Authors: He, B.

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This book examines village democracy and the prospects of China's democratization. It explains how three key factors - township, economy and kinship - shape village democracy and account for rural variations. It considers the extension of village to township elections, the idea of a mixed regime and its impact on political development in China.

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BAOGANG HE is chair of International Studies at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. He has published five books on various aspects of Chinese democratization. His recent publications have focused on deliberative democracy in China and federalism in Asia. His is the co-editor (with Ethan Leib) of a newly released volume, The Search for Deliberative Democracy in China.

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"Baogang He offers us the first comprehensive, theoretically-informed treatment of China's rural political reforms. Whereas other studies of grassroots elections have focused on a handful of villages or one aspect of villagers' autonomy in many locations, Professor He has gathered rich, empirical data and immersed himself in the extant literature to provide an explanation of why village democracy has floundered in some places and taken hold in others. His many hypotheses and thoughts about China's "mixed regime" are sure to be discussed for years to come." - Kevin J. O'Brien, Bedford Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and co-author of Rightful Resistance in Rural China (2006)"Baogang Heenters the debate over the meaning of China's village elections with a data-rich and strongly argued case for their democratic potential. Combining Western democratic theory with extensive fieldwork in Chinese villages, he presents a nuanced understanding of how semi-competitive elections have shifted the balance of power in the Chinese countryside, launching a dynamic that could foster growing peasant control over local leaders." - Andrew J. Nathan, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

"Professor He's superbly detailed and comprehensive study of village democracy in China provides a refreshing assessment of the extent of change in power relations reaped through village elections. It is essential reading for all those concerned with processes of democratic change in China. "

- Professor Jude Howell, Director, Centre for Civil Society, London School of Economics and Political Science


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rural Democracy in China
Book Subtitle
The Role of Village Elections
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-60731-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230607316
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60016-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36955-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 277
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