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postgraduate thesis: What drives reforms in local people's congresses?: the dynamics of local congressional developments in PRC :1979-2011

TitleWhat drives reforms in local people's congresses?: the dynamics of local congressional developments in PRC :1979-2011
Authors
Advisors
Advisor(s):Fu, H
Issue Date2011
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Sun, Y. [孙莹]. (2011). What drives reforms in local people's congresses? : the dynamics of local congressional developments in PRC : 1979-2011. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4852151
AbstractThis thesis analyzes the development of Chinese local people’s congresses (LPCs) in the reform era (1979 onwards). It explores the dynamics behind this development and the role LPCs play in legal-political reform in China. Changes to LPCs are examined in the following areas: national laws and local regulations concerning the LPC system, organization and operation of the LPCs and their standing committees, elections for deputies at both direct and indirect level, and the activities of deputies, including deputy-voter interactions. Based on empirical findings, this thesis argues that LPC reform involves top-down legal reform of the congressional system, social stratification, the emergence of new social classes, a new awareness of rights, and greater public participation. It concludes that through congress elections, Chinese people are increasingly educated and trained to exert their political rights; meanwhile, through congress operations the Party state is becoming more institutionalized, legalized, and pluralistic. That is the contribution made by LPCs to the rule of law and democracy in China.
DegreeDoctor of Philosophy
SubjectLocal government - China.
Political participation - China.
Legislative bodies - China.
Dept/ProgramLaw

 

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dc.contributor.advisorFu, H-
dc.contributor.authorSun, Ying-
dc.contributor.author孙莹-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationSun, Y. [孙莹]. (2011). What drives reforms in local people's congresses? : the dynamics of local congressional developments in PRC : 1979-2011. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4852151-
dc.description.abstractThis thesis analyzes the development of Chinese local people’s congresses (LPCs) in the reform era (1979 onwards). It explores the dynamics behind this development and the role LPCs play in legal-political reform in China. Changes to LPCs are examined in the following areas: national laws and local regulations concerning the LPC system, organization and operation of the LPCs and their standing committees, elections for deputies at both direct and indirect level, and the activities of deputies, including deputy-voter interactions. Based on empirical findings, this thesis argues that LPC reform involves top-down legal reform of the congressional system, social stratification, the emergence of new social classes, a new awareness of rights, and greater public participation. It concludes that through congress elections, Chinese people are increasingly educated and trained to exert their political rights; meanwhile, through congress operations the Party state is becoming more institutionalized, legalized, and pluralistic. That is the contribution made by LPCs to the rule of law and democracy in China.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B48521516-
dc.subject.lcshLocal government - China.-
dc.subject.lcshPolitical participation - China.-
dc.subject.lcshLegislative bodies - China.-
dc.titleWhat drives reforms in local people's congresses?: the dynamics of local congressional developments in PRC :1979-2011-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb4852151-
dc.description.thesisnameDoctor of Philosophy-
dc.description.thesislevelDoctoral-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineLaw-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b4852151-
dc.date.hkucongregation2012-

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