Awkward States and Regional Organisations:The United Kingdom and Australia Compared
Comparative European Politics, 2014, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 279-300
22 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2014 Last revised: 3 Dec 2014
Date Written: December 2, 2014
Village democracy in China has expanded from village elections to the institution of village deliberation. This transformation would necessarily involve a number of trial studies on village deliberation. The paper examines one village deliberative democracy experiment in Bianyu village, Wenling city, Zhejiang Province. It provides a basic background to Bianyu village, discusses the design of the experiment, and examines its outcomes. The paper concludes with an assessment of the prospects for village deliberative democracy in rural China.
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