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Political Globalisation and the Politics of International Non-governmental Organisations: The Case of Village Democracy in China

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Shelley, RE, Political Globalisation and the Politics of International Non-governmental Organisations: The Case of Village Democracy in China, Australian Journal of Political Science, 35, (2) pp. 225-238. ISSN 1036-1146 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/713649331

Abstract

Although there is a body of research regarding the development of village self-governance in China, there is only limited research regarding the activity of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in relation to this development. The paper fills this gap through an analysis of the activities and effects of the village self-governance programs of three American-based NGOs: the International Republican Institute (IRI), the Carter Center and the Ford Foundation. These NGOs have assisted in the implementation of a number of reforms to village self-governance in China. NGO involvement in village democracy in China exemplifies a process of 'political globalisation' that involves the intermingling of layers of power and interests at the national and international levels. The paper concludes that, through this process of political globalisation, rural political reforms in China are both promoted and exploited by national and international political actors.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Political Science
Research Field:Political Science not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:International Relations
Objective Field:International Organisations
Author:Shelley, RE (Dr Becky Shelley)
ID Code:18518
Year Published:2000
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Government
Deposited On:2000-08-01
Last Modified:2001-04-24
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