Grassroots Political Reform in Contemporary China

Grassroots Political Reform in Contemporary China

by Elizabeth J Perry
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674042056
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2009
Series:
Harvard Contemporary China Series , #14
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Merle Goldman is Professor of History, Emerita, at Boston University and Associate of the John K. Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University.

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