Democratic institutions against the background of China’s economic development: the change in the delegate composition of the Yangzhou municipal people’s congress

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Abstract

This research examines the impact that China’s economic development has had on the political system that shapes the CCP-led single-party regime. In pursuit of this inquiry, this research focuses on the delegate composition in the people’s congress–China’s democratic institution. Previous research argues that China’s democratic institutions contribute to the stability of the single-party regime. However, when considering political functions of those democratic institutions, it does not give sufficient consideration to the possibility that the system itself and its political functions might change over the time. By analyzing 20-year materials of five consecutive terms from 1998 to 2018 on the delegates to the people’s congress of Yangzhou city in Jiangsu province, this research observes the changes in the delegate composition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-107
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Contemporary East Asia Studies
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Democratic Institutions
  • delegate composition of China’s people’s congress
  • economic development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science

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