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Infrastructure, Participation and Legal Reforms: An Analysis of the Politics and Potentials of Village Elections in China

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dc.contributor.author Ke, Chong
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-09T20:41:58Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-09T20:41:58Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-08-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4732
dc.description.abstract Inspired by critiques of controlled elections under “single-party rule,” this dissertation explores the performance, implications and potentials of China’s village elections. It first reviews the most important studies on the progress of China’s grassroots democracy and then analyzes the social-political background of village self-management which to date has been neglected in the academic literature. Based on empirical studies conducted in Sichuan, this dissertation investigates the roles and attitudes of various participatory groups in village elections and in the course of electoral reforms. It also discusses the failure of the existing law to set out fundamental rules for village elections and to effectively guide people’s behavior. Further, this dissertation offers detailed recommendations to improve the existing law in order to guarantee the accessibility, authenticity and competitiveness of village elections. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject villagers' committee en_US
dc.subject China en_US
dc.subject Sichuan en_US
dc.subject village election en_US
dc.subject legal reform en_US
dc.subject hybrid party-state document en_US
dc.subject electoral competitivenss en_US
dc.subject institutionalization en_US
dc.subject single-party state en_US
dc.subject single-party politics en_US
dc.subject politics en_US
dc.subject election law en_US
dc.subject electoral system en_US
dc.subject democracy en_US
dc.subject electoral reform en_US
dc.subject controlled election en_US
dc.subject voting rights en_US
dc.subject public perception en_US
dc.subject political participation en_US
dc.subject participation en_US
dc.subject citizenship en_US
dc.subject political awareness en_US
dc.subject openness and competitiveness en_US
dc.title Infrastructure, Participation and Legal Reforms: An Analysis of the Politics and Potentials of Village Elections in China en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Webber, Jeremy
dc.contributor.supervisor Wu, Guoguang
dc.degree.department Faculty of Law en_US
dc.degree.level Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0398 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0616 en_US


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