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

dc.contributor.authorKe, Chong
dc.contributor.supervisorWebber, Jeremy
dc.contributor.supervisorWu, Guoguang
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-09T20:41:58Z
dc.date.available2013-08-09T20:41:58Z
dc.date.copyright2013en_US
dc.date.issued2013-08-09
dc.degree.departmentFaculty of Lawen_US
dc.degree.levelDoctor of Philosophy Ph.D.en_US
dc.description.abstractInspired 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.description.proquestcode0398en_US
dc.description.proquestcode0616en_US
dc.description.proquestemailaloeke@gmail.comen_US
dc.description.scholarlevelGraduateen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/4732
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights.tempAvailable to the World Wide Weben_US
dc.subjectvillagers' committeeen_US
dc.subjectChinaen_US
dc.subjectSichuanen_US
dc.subjectvillage electionen_US
dc.subjectlegal reformen_US
dc.subjecthybrid party-state documenten_US
dc.subjectelectoral competitivenssen_US
dc.subjectinstitutionalizationen_US
dc.subjectsingle-party stateen_US
dc.subjectsingle-party politicsen_US
dc.subjectpoliticsen_US
dc.subjectelection lawen_US
dc.subjectelectoral systemen_US
dc.subjectdemocracyen_US
dc.subjectelectoral reformen_US
dc.subjectcontrolled electionen_US
dc.subjectvoting rightsen_US
dc.subjectpublic perceptionen_US
dc.subjectpolitical participationen_US
dc.subjectparticipationen_US
dc.subjectcitizenshipen_US
dc.subjectpolitical awarenessen_US
dc.subjectopenness and competitivenessen_US
dc.titleInfrastructure, Participation and Legal Reforms: An Analysis of the Politics and Potentials of Village Elections in Chinaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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