Deliberative Polling®: China
The Deliberative Polling® project in Zeguo township, Wenling City, allowed a scientific sample of ordinary citizens of China to deliberate about which infrastructure projects would be funded in the coming year.
The local government needed deliberative and consultative meetings to reduce conflicts of interest, reduce any perception of corruption, and provide a channel for citizens and interest groups to express their concerns about municipal construction projects. It is the first example of what we hope will be a broader research program applying Deliberative Polling® in a Chinese context.
Deliberative Democracy in an Unlikely Place: Deliberative Polling® in China, British Journal of Political Science
James S. Fishkin, Baogang He, Robert C. Luskin and Alice Siu
- Corporate Deliberative Democracy: Case Study of Deliberative Democratic Conversations at the the Longbird Enterprise Group, Baogang He
A deliberative poll on Zeguo Township's entire budget was held in February 2008.
- Demographics Breakdown; T1 & T2 Means and Differences
- T2 Frequencies of T2 Only Questions
- The Enhancement of Deliberative Democracy in Local China Democratic Deliberation on the 2008 Financial Budgeting in Zeguo Township (English Translation), Study Times PDF (Original Article)
- Public Consultation through Deliberation in China: the First Chinese Deliberative Poll, James S. Fishkin, Baogang He and Alice Siu
- China's new intelligentsia, Prospect Magazine, 2/2008
- It's Their Call: Using a Stanford professor's polling technique, Chinese Communist Party officials are giving citizens a voice in decision making, Stanford Magazine, 1/2006
- Deliberative Polling Experiment Produces Lively Debate on Local Democracy , China Development Brief, 7/2005
- China's New Frontiers: Tests of Democracy and Dissent, New York Times, 5/2005
- Dabbling in Democracy: No one knew what to expect when a Chinese town tried listening to its people, TIME Magazine Asia, 5/2005