How to assess village elections in China

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In assessing Chinese village elections we must sort and discriminate as we consult the 'mountain of evidence' that has accumulated over the past two decades. We can find anecdotal evidence to support practically any claim about village democratization, but from such stories we can learn nothing about the status, trends, or patterns of village democratization. This article evaluates what we can learn and have learned about grassroots democratization in the Chinese countryside from nationally and locally representative sample survey data. © 2009 Taylor & Francis.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Manion, M

Published Date

  • June 1, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 60

Start / End Page

  • 379 - 383

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-9400

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1067-0564

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/10670560902770214

Citation Source

  • Scopus