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Ballot Box China: Grassroots Democracy in the Final Major One Party State

Ballot Box China: Grassroots Democracy in the Final Major One Party State (Paperback)

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Since 1988, China has undergone one of the largest, but least understood experiments in grassroots democracy. Across 650,000 villages in China, with over one million elections, 300,000 officials have been elected. The Chinese government believes that this is a step towards 'Democracy with Chinese characteristics'. But to many involved in these elections, they 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.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical ideologiesHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical structure & processesElections & referendaHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical structure & processesPolitical structures: democracyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesDevelopment studies Publisher: Zed Books Ltd Publication Date: 15/04/2011 ISBN-13: 9781848138209  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Kerry Brown is Senior Fellow on the Asia Programme at Chatham House, London and the co-author of China and the New Maoists (Zed, 2016).

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