秋霞理论在线观看理论 This article examines the concept andpractices of "participatory representation" in the Chinese context, asubset of substantive representation that emphasizes "authenticity"and participatory engagement in solving neighborhood problems. Throughexamining Chinese homeowner associations (HOAs), we explain how representationoperates at the neighborhood level in a grassroots organizational contextwithout a Western style of democracy, identifying the determinants andcapacities of participatory representation. By proposing a model ofrepresentational capacity and using logistic regression analysis, we find thatfour factors have an impact on the quality of participatory representation: (1)homeowner attributes (i.e., gender, occupation, and length of residence), (2)problem-solving effectiveness of representative organizations, (3) transparentand open elections, and (4) level of homeowner participation. We furthersuggest that in a transitional society like China, these representativeorganizations, namely, HOAs, act as important training grounds for democraticskills, through which participatory citizen engagement is being learned andcultivated. This study contributes to contemporary accounts of participatoryrepresentation by identifying the informal representation patterns within HOAsand their potential to foster civic participation and social democracy in Chinain the coming decades.
Guan,Ting,Liu,Tao.Participatory Representation ina Non-Western Context: The Case of Homeowner Associations in Beijing [J] UrbanAffairs Review,2020,05.