Grassroots Political Reform in Contemporary China
Heberer, Thomas, The China Journal
Grassroots Political Reform in Contemporary China, edited by Elizabeth J. Perry and Merle Goldman. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007. xii + 402 pp. US$24.95/£38.96/euro55.30 (paperback).
It is frequently argued that China has changed economically and socially, but not politically. This book approaches the issue of political reform from a bottom-up perspective: the grass-roots level. It does not focus on prospects for democratization, but is rather concerned with the impact of local reforms on local politics and with the question of how grass-roots-level changes can improve local and thus national governance. Such processes are of fundamental importance for the …
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Publication information: Article title: Grassroots Political Reform in Contemporary China. Contributors: Heberer, Thomas - Author. Journal title: The China Journal. Issue: 59 Publication date: January 2008. Page number: 156+. © Australian National University, Contemporary China Centre Jan 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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