6 edition of Village elections in China found in the catalog.
Village elections in China
United States. Congressional-Executive Commission on China
by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., [Congressional Sales Office] in Washington
Written in English
|LC Classifications||JS7357.3 .U65 2002|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iii, 42 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||42|
|LC Control Number||2002485227|
Elections for deputies to town- and county-level people's congresses and village heads are regarded as two pillars of grassroots democracy in China. Visiting a village election in East China. China's village elections have sharply divergent views as to their gen-uineness or effectiveness. Some are sceptical that the Chinese Communist Party would ever permit a competitive election that could threaten its grip on power. Others see the elections as a first stage in the building of democracy in China. In many ways, village elections are.
Accommodating 'Democracy' in a One-Party State: Introducing Village Elections in China Article (PDF Available) in The China Quarterly June with Reads How we measure 'reads'. Building institutional rules and procedures: Village election in China' QINGSHAN TAN Department of Political Science, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH and Visiting Research Fellow, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Abstract. Chinese elections for village leaders have been conducted since.
People vote in a local election in Wukan, China, March BOBBY YIP / REUTERS In the spring of , students from Beijing's elite universities protested . VILLAGE ELECTIONS IN CHINA JULY 8, STATEMENT BY ELIZABETH DUGAN DIRECTOR, ASIA DIVISION INTERNATIONAL REPUBLICAN INSTITUTE IRI in China The International Republican Institute has conducted programs to encourage legislative, legal and electoral reform in China .
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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 : Palgrave Macmillan US.
Tamed Village “Democracy” Elections, Governance and Clientelism in a Contemporary Chinese Village. Authors: Wang, Guohui Free Preview. An insider’s in-depth exploration of village politics in contemporary rural China, among the first Village elections in China book of its kind in English literature; Applies a clientelist perspective to explain the state-society Brand: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
village elections occur in somevillages across China, reaching 75 percent of the nation’s billion people. In a groundbreaking agreement, the Ministry of Civil Affairs of China granted The Carter Center permission in to observe village election procedures; provide assistance in gathering election data, educating voters, and training.
Ma Postelection Statement on China Village Elections, Ma (PDF) At the invitation of the government of the People's Republic of China,The Carter Center sent a delegation to observe village elections in China from March Village elections, as a policy response to developmental problems in rural China in the s, were not designed to promote democracy in China.
The process of village elections, however, has served as a new form of cooperation between the state and the peasantry over the last by: 2. In this author's opinion, even though village elections in China were initiated by the peasants themselves (The Journal of the Chinese Communist Party,pp.
5–50), once the elections become an “official policy” and “sponsored elections,” they became mandatory and have been implemented from top down (He and Lang,pp. The village elections in China are generally, or at least academically, regarded as a sign of liberalization in an authoritarian communist country.
Despite all those mass media propaganda at home and abroad, these elections do not constitute democracy in China, and whether they represent part of the first step of a long-term democratization. Under the Organic Law of the Village Committees, all of China’s approximately 1 million villages are expected to hold competitive, direct elections for subgovernmental village committees.
A revision to the law called for improvements in the nominating process and enhanced transparency in village committee administration.
Village committee election in China The rules and regulations of village elections in China are governed by the Organic Law of Village Committees, which was implemented on a trial basis in and was fully adopted in by the National People's Congress of China.
According to the law, village committee, usually consisting of three to seven members, is directly elected by villagers above. A little bit of democracy has gone a long way to improving people’s lives in China, or so says a recently published study of China's village elections by four economists.
Residents of a fishing village in southern China voted Wednesday, asserting their right to participate in local decisions after a tense standoff last year where they drove out authorities over.
Finally, village elections have resulted in positive changes in the village power structure. Prior to the imple- mentation of elections, the village branch of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was the most important de- cision-maker, followed by the village committee (headed by. The model makes several predictions: i) elections pose a trade-off between performance and vertical control; ii) elections improve the selection of officials; and iii) an increase in bureaucratic capacity reduces the desirability of elections for the autocrat.
To test (i) and (ii), we collect a large village-level panel dataset from rural China. Assessing Village Elections in China Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Contemporary China 18(60) June with Reads How we measure 'reads'. Elections in China are based on a hierarchical electoral system, whereby local People's Congresses are directly elected, and all higher levels of People's Congresses up to the National People's Congress (NPC), the national legislature, are indirectly elected by the People's Congress of.
China's representative elections begin with a direct vote of the people in local and village elections operated by local election committees. In cities, the local elections are broken down by residential area or work units.
restore order in Chinese villages was to institute village elections. What they reasoned is that by instituting popular elections, village leadership would fall to more popular, more respected members of the village community.
Moreover, there was also the thought that if those people who were elected at the village level were not members of the Party. Elections in China Monica Martinez-Bravo, Gerard Padró i Miquel, Nancy Qian, Yang Yao.
NBER Working Paper No. Issued in MayRevised in December NBER Program(s):Political Economy, Public Economics We examine the effects of introducing village elections on public goods expenditures, income distribution and land use in rural China.
The Chinese government introduced village elections in the late s to maintain social order and combat corruption among local leaders; bymore than million Chinese villagers. Assessing Village Elections in China Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 18, No. 60, pp.June 40 Pages Posted: 24 Feb Last revised: 31 May.
elections of village committees had been held in most parts of rural China. 1 Village committee elections are significant for two reasons. First, although the village committee is a basic-level administrative unit, its functions are have direct effects on the welfare of the villagers.
The specific functions of the village committees include.Therefore village committees as such do not constitute a "threat" to it. Second, village committees are largely not policy-making, but policy-implementing institutions, which further downplays the significance of village elections.
On the other hand, elections in contemporary China better reflect the Maoist "mass line" and Deng's pragmatism.1 For discussion of the rules and regulations of elections at the provincial level, see Research Group on the System of Village Self-Government in Rural China and the China Research Society of Basic-level Governance, Study on the Election of Villagers' Committees in Rural China (Beijing: China Society Publishing House, ), 1 – 4.