Tamed Village “Democracy”: Elections, Governance and by Guohui Wang

By Guohui Wang

Wang's ebook deals an empirically wealthy and conceptually nuanced research of ways neighborhood kingdom brokers preserve regulate over village self-governance in China. His cautious research of basic records allows him to explicate the formal mechanisms utilized by contributors of the neighborhood country to steer village affairs. in the meantime, his rigorous and interesting ethnographic facts let him to clarify the manifold ways that casual clientelist ties among neighborhood kingdom officers and village elites enable the previous to exert keep an eye on. total, this glorious booklet powerfully demonstrates the necessity for students to move past consciousness to election procedures whilst comparing what village democracy ability in a chinese language context. it's a must-read for all severe students of chinese language politics and society.

—Rachel Murphy, college of Oxford

Guohui Wang's hugely unique, in-depth case learn vividly finds the dynamics of up to date chinese language village politics. by means of combining ample empirical facts with shut remark as an "insider," his publication illustrates the techniques and outcomes of transplanting 'democracy' into rural chinese language society. really for these within the West who're a fan of realizing the continued transformation of rural China, this publication is a wealthy and revealing source.

—Shukai Zhao, improvement study middle of the country Council, P.R. China

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