By Lily L. Tsai
This ebook examines the basic factor of the way electorate get executive officers to supply them with the roads, faculties, and different public companies they wish via learning groups in rural China. In authoritarian and transitional structures, formal associations for containing govt officers responsible are usually vulnerable. the reply, Lily L. Tsai stumbled on, lies in a community's social associations. even if formal democratic and bureaucratic associations of responsibility are susceptible, executive officers can nonetheless be topic to casual ideas and norms created by way of group solidary teams that experience earned excessive ethical status locally.
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Extra resources for Accountability Without Democracy: Solidary Groups and Public Goods Provision in Rural China
Gathering data through case studies helped to trace the evolution of a village’s institutions and understand how these institutions were shaped by interactions within the local historical and cultural context. These data allow us to examine how state and nonstate institutions coexist through mutual negotiation and accommodation and to compare how different institutions emerge from different contexts. The theoretical arguments developed in this book are not intended to account only for the case of local governance in China but to draw attention to the interactions between informal and formal institutions, social structures and state structures, and social boundaries and political boundaries in ways that improve our understanding of governmental performance and public goods provision in many other places.
All of us traveled to each of the eight counties and presented references from Chinese academics and researchers to the county government. After obtaining permission to carry out research in the county, I selected eight townships through a random stratiﬁed sampling procedure (with stratiﬁcation by ofﬁcial income per capita). A county ofﬁcial then accompanied me and my research team of Chinese university 29 In what is perhaps the only major study on rural public ﬁnance, Christine Wong looks at ﬁve village cases.
According to one report in 2001, county and township 7 In the Decision on the Reform and Development of Basic Education by the State Council, issued on May 29, 2001, rural primary schools and junior middle schools located close to each other were encouraged to merge with each other as long as the merged schools remained accessible to students. 8 The probability of higher-level subsidies decreases with each level down. Although provincial governments and municipalities, which oversee large areas, sometimes have surplus revenue to allocate as subsidies to counties, county and township governments, which draw on much smaller and often more homogeneous tax bases, have usually had much smaller margins.
Accountability Without Democracy: Solidary Groups and Public Goods Provision in Rural China by Lily L. Tsai