Village elections: Training ground for democratization
-Since the 1980s, China established directly elected villager committees (lowest level of
civil administration in China) to plant the grassroots for a democratic process and the
foundation of the rule of law.-> more openness and pluralism?
Hope to improve relationship between state and villages.
-The VC Law’s primary goals are to ensure villager self-government and promote grass-
roots socialist democracy, material development, and culture and ideology.
Duty to educate villagers on their rights and obligations.
-VC not a full-time or salaried occupation. (3 to 7 members.)
-Typical work: raising funds and persuade to build schools, roads...
-Democratic measures in VC Law:
1)Open, direct nominations by individuals rather than groups
4)The mandatory use of secret voting booths to ensure the integrity of the individual
5)A public co