The Evolution and Prospect of Deliberative Democracy in Chinese Constitutional Arrangement

Chunlei YANG, Liyun NIU


As the specific form of socialist democratic politics in the People’s Republic of China (simplified as PRC hereinafter), the generation and practice of consultative democracy are due to the reality and necessity of culture, history and logic. The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (simplified as CPPCC hereinafter) is the major channel of consultative democracy, and the logical starting point of the power system in PRC, too. Consultative democracy not only promotes the democratic transition of CPPCC in the new times, but also updates the concept of constitutional implementation. Interests’ curing currently is the huge obstacle to prevent the reform. As an important part of comprehensively further reform, the development of PRC’s constitution must make a positive response to this to perfect consultative democracy and the relevant systems of constitutional


Consultative democracy; Constitutional approach; Prospect

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