This article shows that Chinese villagers feel a higher level of political efficacy after their first free and fair village election because they can now remove unresponsive cadres. It concludes that enhanced efficacy may lead to more active participation, which in turn may affect political restructuring in Chinese villages.
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Lianjiang Li; The Empowering Effect of Village Elections in China. Asian Survey 1 August 2003; 43 (4): 648–662. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2003.43.4.648
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