Accountability Without Democracy Solidary Groups and Public Goods Provision in Rural China

ISBN-10: 0521692806
ISBN-13: 9780521692809
Edition: 2007
Authors: Lily L. Tsai
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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

This book examines the fundamental issue of how citizens get government officials to provide them with the roads, schools, and other public services they need by studying communities in rural China. In authoritarian and transitional systems, formal institutions for holding government officials accountable are often weak. The answer, Lily L. Tsai found, lies in a community's social institutions. Even when formal democratic and bureaucratic institutions of accountability are weak, government officials can still be subject to informal rules and norms created by community solidary groups that have earned high moral standing in the community.

Lily L. Tsai is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at MIT. Her research for this book received the Best Field Work Award from the American Political Science Association Section on Comparative Democratization in 2005. She has written articles in Comparative Economic and Social Systems (Jingji Shehui Tizhi Bijiao) and The China Quarterly. Two of her articles are forthcoming in edited volumes by Elizabeth Perry and Merle Goldman and by Lei Guang. Professor Tsai is a graduate of Stanford University, where she graduated with honors and distinction in English literature and international relations. She received an MA in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in government from Harvard University in 2005.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Governance and Informal Institutions of Accountability
Decentralization and Local Governmental Performance
Local Governmental Performance: Assessing Village Public Goods Provision
Informal Accountability and the Structure of Solidary Groups
Temples and Churches in Rural China
Lineages and Local Governance
Accountability and Village Democratic Reforms
The Limitations of Formal Party and Bureaucratic Institutions
Conclusion
References
Additional Notes on Survey Sampling and Data Analysis
Index

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