Ballot Box China

Ballot Box China

Grassroots Democracy in the Final Major One-Party State

by Kerry Brown

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 14/04/2011

  $66.00
Since 1988, China has undergone one of the largest, but least understood experiments in grassroots democracy. Across 600,000 villages in China, with almost a million elections, some three million officials have been elected.

The Chinese government believes that this is a step towards `democracy with Chinese characteristics'. But to many involved in them, the elections have been mired by corruption, vote-rigging and cronyism.

This book looks at the history of these elections, how they arose, what they have achieved and where they might be going, exploring the specific experience of elections by those who have taken part in them - the villagers in some of the most deprived areas of China.
ISBN:
9781848138209
9781848138209
Category:
Elections & referenda
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
14-04-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
Zed Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
192
Dimensions (mm):
216x138x138mm
Weight:
0.25kg
Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown is the author of Can I Cuddle the Moon? (illustrated by Lisa Stewart), Poppy Wash (illustrated by Michelle Pike), All My Kisses (illustrated by Jedda Robaard) and the #1 picture book bestseller Lest We Forget (illustrated by Isobel Knowles and Benjamin Portas). She lives in Queensland with her family

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