Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Stanford University

Shorenstein APARC News

November 29, 2012

Limits of China's village democracy

SCP News

Activists in Wukan, in Guangdong province, have discovered there are limits to grassroots democracy. New research by Jean C. Oi, showing a high percentage of upper-level government overseers in China's villages, highlights the boundaries of the power of local elected officials.