The two-ballot system in Shanxi province: Subjecting village party secretaries to a popular vote

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-118
Number of pages16
JournalChina Journal
Volume42
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1999
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

For generous financial support, I am indebted to the Asia Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Research Grants Council of the University Grants Commission of Hong Kong. Essential assistance was provided by Mi Youlu and Qiao Riyong during my two one-week-long field trips to Shanxi in August and September 1997. I would like to thank Thomas Bernstein, Zhiyue Bo, Anita Chan, Larry Diamond, Bruce Dickson, Ramon Myers, Jonathan Unger, Xu Wang and two anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments on earlier drafts. I am particularly grateful to my collaborator Kevin O'Brien, who helped me structure the paper and offered numerous insightful comments.

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