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Week 6-3 Election (2)

Week 6-3 Election (2) - for popular compliance with state...

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Authoritarianism and Grassroots Democracy Why Does the CCP Promote Village Election? A concern that worsening relations between local officials and farmers might cripple the party’s ability to rule Well-run, semi-competitive elections can improve congruence between local officials and villagers and clean out incompetent, corrupt, and high- handed officials. But, central government believes that holding elections at higher levels is premature. Village self-government is an effort to exchange limited democratic rights
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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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