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By Lily L. Tsai

ISBN-10: 0521692806

ISBN-13: 9780521692809

ISBN-10: 0521871972

ISBN-13: 9780521871976

Examines the basic factor of the way electorate get executive officers to supply them with the roads, colleges, and different public companies they wish by means of learning groups in rural China. In authoritarian and transitional platforms, formal associations for containing govt officers in charge are frequently vulnerable. The nation usually lacks adequate assets to watch its officers heavily, and voters are constrained of their strength to choose officers they suspect will practice good and to take away them after they don't. the reply, Lily L. Tsai discovered, lies in a community's social associations. even if formal democratic and bureaucratic associations of responsibility are vulnerable, executive officers can nonetheless be topic to casual principles and norms created through group solidary teams that experience earned excessive ethical status within the community.

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