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An Analysis of Procedure in Selection of Representatives from Hearings —Take the Price Hearing in Z city as Case

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Author(s): Chen ZHAO

Journal: Studies in Sociology of Science
ISSN 1923-0176

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 57;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Public policy | Price hearing | Public interest | Delegates of hearing | Awareness among citizens

ABSTRACT
Currently, because the legal approach is limited, an administrative hearing has become the main approach that Chinese citizens may use to participate in and influence public policy. In recent years, thousands of price hearings have been held in China. However, the public generally mistrusts the outcome of the administrative hearing because it differs materially from the results online surveys. The issues focus on how the delegates were determined. The purpose of the paper is to promote the universality and the validity of public participation in decision-making process by analyzing the delegates of the hearing of Z city. The methodology of the paper is qualitative research. The tool of analysis is case study. The data is from documents, interviews and a questionnaire.Key words: Public policy; Price hearing; Public interest; Delegates of hearing; Awareness among citizens
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