The Role of International ngos in the Development of Democracy in Rural China

An Empirical Study

in The China Nonprofit Review
Restricted Access
Get Access to Full Text
Rent on DeepDyve

Have an Access Token?

Enter your access token to activate and access content online.

Please login and go to your personal user account to enter your access token.


Have Institutional Access?

Access content through your institution. Any other coaching guidance?


The involvement of international non-governmental organizations (ingos) in the efforts to develop democracy is a global phenomenon in the context of globalization. ingos have played a part in the development of democracy in rural China. Given domestic reformers’ technical need for village elections, the important role of village elections, and the vision of ingos for boosting democracy, ingos have sought cooperation with the government and reached where village elections are held with their resources to provide financial, technical, intellectual and other support for pushing forward elections and the reform. To some extent, these ingos have contributed to the development of democracy in rural China. However, the large-scale fast movement of people in China has resulted in a large number of “vacant” villages. Against such a backdrop, ingos have shown less interest in village elections and shifted some of their attention to other areas. In the process of developing democracy, China should adopt an open and rational attitude towards the ingos, take advantage of their strengths, and avoid considering them either angels or demons.

The Role of International ngos in the Development of Democracy in Rural China

An Empirical Study

in The China Nonprofit Review



BeckyS. “Political Globalization and the politics of International Non-governmental Organizations: The Case of Village Democracy in China” Australia Journal of Political Science 2000 Vol. 35 No. 2

Carter Center “Carter Center Delegation Report: Village Elections in China” 1997 2 1997

Carter Center “Carter Center Delegation Report: Village Elections in China and Agreement on Cooperation with the Ministry of Civil Affairs, People’s Republic of China” 1998 Mar 2 2 1998

Carter Center “Observations on The Township People’s Congress Elections in Chongqing” 1999 January 5-15 1999

Carter Center “Report of The Carter Center’s Fourth Observation of Chinese Village Elections” 2000 Jan 4 31 2000

Carter Center “The Mission of President Jimmy Carter to the People’s Republic of China” 2001 Sep. 2 2001

iri “People’s Republic of China Election Observation Report” 1994 May 15-31 2

JiaLili “Those Disappearing Villages” The Democracy and Law Times 2014 Jan 6 2014

KelliherD. “The Chinese Debate Over Village Self-Government” The China Journal 1997 No. 37 77

LangYouxing “Foreign NGOs and Chinese Villagers’ Election” Zhejiang Academic Journal 2004 Vol. 4 2014

LangYouxing Democracy in Development: Political Elites and Villagers’ Election 2009 Xi’an Northwest University Press 53

O’BrienK.J. “Implementing political reform in China’s villages” The Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs 1994 34

GroveP. “The Role of Foreign Non-Governmental Organizations in the Development and Promotion of Village Elections in China” American Asian Review 2000 Fall 2000

ShiT.J. “Village committee elections in China: Institutionalist tactics for democracy” World Politics 1999 51 3

TanQ.S. YongnianZhengFewsmithJoseph “Foreign NGOs’ Role in Local Governance in China” China’s Opening Society: The Non-State Sector and Governance 2008 Routledge 198

WangJing “China Democracy Election at Grass-root Level in eyes of American Watchers” Outlook Weekly 1998 Vol. 14 6 1998

YuanXiang “900 Million Farmers’ Democracy Practice: Chronicles of Democracy Election in Rural Areas” Guang Ming Daily 1998 Jun 28 1998

ZhaoLiqing “How to cope with foreign NGOs?” Study Times 2006 Sept 19 2006

Index Card

Content Metrics

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 82 82 8
Full Text Views 10 10 8
PDF Downloads 7 7 3
EPUB Downloads 0 0 0