Will a “Deliberative Mechanism” Increase and Consolidate the Legitimacy of Local Governance in China?

  • Lang Youxing


In the history of Western political thought, political legitimacy has acquired methodological and empirical specifications based on two approaches. The first is concerned with “what should be” the value of the problem. In other words, this political power values virtues, justice, and good moral standards or political principles, even if it does not receive public recognition and support. The second approach is worried about “what actually is,” an issue of fact. To put it simply, as long as the masses are in favor of the political power, the regime has legitimacy.


Chinese Communist Party Deliberative Democracy Local Governance Political Legitimacy Public Budget 
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