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Unformatted text preview: for popular compliance with state policies. Authoritarianism and Grassroots Democracy • The Impact of Village Elections – Made local officials more accountable to villagers – Produced material benefits for a community • Opening village accounts to public inspection and developing the collective economy – Helped restructure the relations between villagers’ committee and village party branches – But, unlike in village elections, urban district elections fail to serve as a channel for voicing public opinion...
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- Fall '10
- Democracy, Sortition, local officials, Grassroots Democracy, urban district elections