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                            Contents
Acknowledgments
Editors/List of Contributors
Introduction Yang Zhong and Shiping Hua
1. The Essence of Promoting “Political Civilization” in China: Institution Building Weixing Chen
	DECENTRALIZATION UNDER DENG XIAOPING AND ITS RAMIFICATION
	INSTITUTION BUILDING UNDER JIANG ZEMIN’S POLITICS OF ADAPTATION
	BUILDING A NEW POLITICAL ORDER IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
	CONCLUSION
2. Corruption and Institution-building in Transitional China Yufan Hao
	INTRODUCTION
	THE SOURCES OF CHINA’S CORRUPTION
	THE CHANGING CONCEPTION OF CORRUPTION
	DRAWING THE LINE BETWEEN THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE
	CORRUPTION AND LEGAL RESPONSES
	CONCLUSION: PROSPECT FOR INSTITUTIONALIZING THE CHANGES
3. From Conflicts to Convergence: Modernity and the Changing Chinese Political Culture Baogang Guo
	INTRODUCTION
	THE STATE OF CHINESE POLITICAL CULTURES
	THE TRADITIONAL BELIEF SYSTEM OF POLITICAL LEGITIMATIZATION
	THE COMMUNIST BELIEF SYSTEM OF POLITICAL LEGITIMACY: FROM REVOLUTION TO REFORMATION
		Revolutionary Legitimacy
		Reform and Rationalization
	MODERNIZATION AND LIBERAL CHALLENGES
	FROM CONFLICTS TO CONVERGENCE WITH MODERNITY
		Revolutionary Subculture (b)
		Idealist and Utopian Subculture (d)
		Social Democratic Subculture (f)
	CONCLUSION
4. Democratic Values among Chinese Peasantry: An Empirical Study Yang Zhong
	INTRODUCTION
	DATA
	SUPPORT OF CORE DEMOCRATIC VALUES AMONG JIANGSU PEASANTS
	SOCIOPOLITICAL AND ECONOMIC FACTORS INFLUENCING DEMOCRATIC VALUES
		Socioeconomic Satisfaction
		Income
		Political Satisfaction
		Free Market Values
		Political Efficacy
		Support for Political Reform
	KEY SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES
		Age
		Education
		Gender
	MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS
	CONCLUDING REMARKS
5. Democracy and the Governing Party ( ): A Theoretical Perspective Brantly Womack
	THE LIMITS OF LEGISLATIVE DEMOCRACY
	A CHINESE PATH?
	PARTY-STATE DEMOCRACY
	THE FEASIBILITY OF PARTY-STATE DEMOCRACY
6. Self-Reform within Authoritarian Regimes: Reallocations of Power in Contemporary China Sophie Richardson
	INTRODUCTION
	CHINA AND THE REGIME LITERATURE
	MECHANISMS OF CHANGE
		Economic and Political Reforms in the Countryside
		The Chinese Communist Party
	THE CONSEQUENCES OF REFORM
	CONCLUSION
7. Political and Practical Obstacles to Reform of the Judiciary and the Establishment of a Rule of Law in China Jean-Pierre Cabestan
	AN AUTHORITARIAN AND REPRESSSIVE POLITICAL–LEGAL SYSTEM
	TOWARD AUTHORITARIAN LEGAL MODERNITY AND JUDICIAL FAIRNESS?
	THE MAIN OBSTACLES TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDEPENDENT JUDICIARY AND A SOCIALIST RULE BY LAW
		The Lack of Financial and Human Resources
		Corruption
		Local Protectionism
	CONCLUSION
8. Public Participation and the Democratization of Chinese Governance Jamie P. Horsley
	THE ROOTS OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN CHINA
	THE LESSONS OF VILLAGE SELF-GOVERNANCE
	REFINEMENT AND SPREAD OF PARTICIPATORY CONCEPTS
	THE POLICY JUSTIFICATIONS
	THE LEGAL CONTEXT FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
	ADMINISTRATIVE AND LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS
	DEVELOPMENT OF NOTICE AND COMMENT PROCEDURES
	RELATED DEVELOPMENTS
	DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS TO CHANNEL PUBLIC INPUT
	OBERVATIONS
9. Rights Consciousness, Economic Interests, and the 2003 District-level People’s Congress Elections in China: Middle-Class Motivations and Democratic Implications Xinsong Wang
	2003 DPC ELECTIONS IN SHENZHEN AND BEIJING
	CAMPAIGNERS’ MOTIVATIONS
	ECONOMIC INTERESTS
	POLITICAL-RIGHTS CONSCIOUSNESS
	CASE ANALYSIS
		Aggregate Data
		Interview Data and Narratives
		Economic Interests
		Rights Consciousness
	ADVANCING DEMOCRATIZATION
	CONCLUSION
10. The Role of Media in Democratization: Origins, Characteristics, and Implications of China’s Public Forum TV Programs Junhao Hong
	INTRODUCTION
	A BELATED BUT SURGING DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC FORUM TELEVISION PROGRAMS
	SIGNIFICANCE BEYOND NUMBERS
	CHARACTERISTICS AND CONSTRAINTS
	FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO BOOM OF PUBLIC FORUM PROGRAMS
		The Public’s Awakening of Democratic Consciousness and Demand for Political Participation
		The Party’s Relaxation on Ideological Control
		The Impact of the Transition from a State Economy to a Market Economy
	CONCLUSION
Index
                        

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