Grassroots Political Reform in Contemporary China (Google eBook)
Elizabeth J Perry, Merle Goldman
Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - History - 416 pages
Observers often note the glaring contrast between China's economic progress and its stalled political reforms. This volume, written by experienced scholars, explores a range of grassroots efforts--initiated by the state and society alike--to restrain corrupt behavior and enhance the accountability of local authorities. While the authors offer varying views on the larger significance of these developments, their case studies point to a more dynamic Chinese political system than is often acknowledged.
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