Civic Engagement Through Participatory Budgeting in China: Three Different Logics at Work

  title={Civic Engagement Through Participatory Budgeting in China: Three Different Logics at Work},
  author={Baogang He},
  journal={Asian Law eJournal},
  • Baogang He
  • Published 1 May 2011
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Asian Law eJournal
This article seeks to develop an understanding of participatory budgeting (PB) in China by examining its three distinctive logics—administrative, political reform and citizen empowerment—and how they operate and intertwine. The background to recent PB is outlined, followed by an overview of the three logics, the mapping of PB developments and activities across China, a discussion of various patterns and related characteristics of PB, an evaluation of PB against a number of criteria within the… 
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