期刊論文

標題 A Rural-Urban Divide? Reassessing Voting in Chinese Villagers' Committee and Residents' Committee Elections
學年 109
學期 1
出版(發表)日期 2020/08/19
作品名稱 A Rural-Urban Divide? Reassessing Voting in Chinese Villagers' Committee and Residents' Committee Elections
作品名稱(其他語言)
著者 Wei-Feng Tzeng
單位
出版者
著錄名稱、卷期、頁數 Journal of Chinese Political Science 25, p.615-637
摘要 While Chinese scholars, media, and writers have long reported a noteworthy rural-urban difference in political participation, the meaning of this divergence to China’s local democracy remains underexplored. This paper explores the different patterns of electoral participation between rural and urban residents. I argue that the rural zeal in elections is due to VC governments’ strong capacity to mobilize loyalists to vote in state-controlled elections, while voter apathy in urban elections is resulted from the RC governments’ lack of the equivalent power to cultivate loyalist voters. Using Chinese General Social Survey 2013 to test the argument, I find evidence that shows that in VC elections rural people are more likely to vote in state-controlled elections than are urban residents. In addition, villagers’ electoral participation has nothing to do with their democratic consciousness but is significantly associated with Party membership. In contrast, urban turnout is highly correlated with democratic consciousness but not Party membership.
關鍵字 China;Villagers’committee elections;Residents’committee elections;State controlled elections;Voter turnout
語言 英文(美國)
ISSN 1874-6357
期刊性質 國外
收錄於 SSCI;
產學合作
通訊作者
審稿制度
國別 美國
公開徵稿
出版型式 ,電子版