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Deliberative Polling® on Urban Governance in Shanghai


In response to the 2014 No.1 Research Program of Shanghai Municipal Party Committee, a Deliberative Poll was held at Puxing Sub-district in Pudong New District, Shanghai on May 31st, 2015. Advised by the Center for Comparative Urban Governance (CCUG) at Fudan University, the Deliberative Poll invited ordinary citizens to participate in selecting projects that receive “Neighborhood Committee Self-governance Fund”.

The preparation and implementation of this project — starting from training moderators, random sampling of residents, and ending with Deliberation Polling® — spanned over 6 months. The project offers a vivid example of putting theories of deliberative democracy into practice in urban China.