Citizen-Participation Performance Evaluation for Local Governments in Mainland China, The State of Practice, Analytical Framework and Research Agenda

Jiannan Wu, Xiaoping Gao


Nowadays, a great volume of citizen-participation (C-P for short) activities serving the purpose of performance evaluation have been initiated. Among these innovative activities, both the positive and negative comments on the significances have come out. While the criticisms were elicited from distinct points of view, the current study tried to provide a synthesizing description in order to further understand C-P evaluation. Through a case representing how in practice a typical C-P evaluation was implemented, traits were spotted to form an analytical framework that was considered helpful in identifying the key issues. Finally, based on the findings in the framework, an agenda against the further research on C-P evaluation was discussed.

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Chinese Public Administration Review (ISSN 1539-6754, Online ISSN 2573-1483)  is published by the School of Government, Sun Yat-sen University.