Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.
vi, 402 pages ; 24 cm.
Harvard contemporary China series ; 14.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: Historical reflections on grassroots political reform in China /Elizabeth J. Perry and Merle Goldman Village elections, transparency, and anticorruption : Henan and Guangdong provinces /Richard Levy The implementation of village elections and tax-for-fee reform in rural northwest China /John James Kennedy Fiscal crisis in China's townships : causes and consequences /Jean C. Oi and Zhao Shukai Direct township elections /Lianjiang Li The struggle for village public goods provision : informal institutions of accountability in rural China /Lily L. Tsai Inadvertent political reform via private associations : assessing homeowners' groups in new neighborhoods /Benjamin L. Read Civil resistance and rule of law in China : the defense of homeowners' rights /Yongshun Cai "Hope for protection and hopeless choices" : labor legal aid in the PRC /Mary E. Gallagher Is labor a political force in China? /Ching Kwan Lee Between defiance and obedience : protest opportunism in China /Xi Chen In search of the grassroots : hydroelectric politics in northwest Yunnan /Ralph Litzinger Public opinion supervision : possibilities and limits of the media in constraining local officials /Yuezhi Zhao and Sun Wusan.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -397).